Evaluation Archive

Evaluation of the Peer Assisted Learning Strategies for Reading UK (PALS-UK) intervention: A two-armed cluster randomised trial


Peer Assisted Learning Strategies for Reading (PALS) is a whole class intervention designed to improve children’s oral reading fluency and reading comprehension.

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Evaluation of the Skill Mill Social Impact Bond (SIB)


Skill Mill is a social enterprise highly regarded for innovative approaches to addressing youth crime while bringing social and environmental benefits to communities.

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Evaluation of Social Impact Bonds that utilise strengths-based, co-created ways of working


PERU has been commissioned by Bridges Outcomes Partnerships to evaluation two social-outcomes contracts that are tackling homelessness using strengths-based and co-created ways of working with people.

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The Big Life Group – Multi Modal Practitioner (MMP) evaluation


In partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Barrow Cadbury Trust, PERU researchers are undertaking a qualitative study on the views and experiences of participants in the Chance to Change pilots.

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Chance to change pilots qualitative study


In partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Barrow Cadbury Trust, PERU researchers are undertaking a qualitative study on the views and experiences of participants in the Chance to Change pilots.

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Youth Endowment Fund Evaluations


We are evaluating projects funded by the Youth Endowment Fund aimed at preventing young people from being involved in crime and violence.

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Evaluating the Money and Work prototype


An evaluation of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Money and Work prototype, which was being implemented in Nottinghamshire between April 2019 and April 2020.

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Evaluating the effectiveness of the SEND Review process on raising attainment in English, and secondary outcomes.


This is an evaluation of the effectiveness of the SEND Review process on raising attainment in English at GCSE. The evaluation will also measure the effect of the process on pupil wellbeing, attendance and exclusions.

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Co-creation of Service Innovations in Europe (CoSIE)


PERU worked with a consortium of 24 partners across Europe on Co-creation of Service Innovations in Europe (CoSIE) from 2017 to 2021. Co-ordinated by Turku University of Applied Sciences, the consortium comprised universities, companies, public agencies and civil society organizations.

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Evaluation of Addaction’s Social Impact Bond (SIB) in Cornwall


PERU are evaluating the Cornwall Frequent Attenders Social Impact Bond being delivered by With You (formally Addaction).

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Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe (MiCREATE)


The vision of MiCREATE is to provide a child-centred approach to exploring and surmounting integration challenges.

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The Family Skills Evaluation


The Family Skills Evaluation is funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and carried out by NatCen Social Research. This study will test the impact of a family literacy programme.

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Catch22 Bristol Dawes Unit Gangs Evaluation


The Bristol Dawes Unit was set up by Catch 22 in 2015 and works with young people at all stages of gang involvement: on the periphery, involved or entrenched. They receive referrals from the police, youth offending service, social services and schools.

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Rochdale Connections Trust: Freedom Programme Evaluation


PERU were commissioned by Rochdale Connections Trust to evaluate their Domestic Abuse Freedom Programme.

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Intensive Community Order Evaluation (ICO)


PERU were commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner to evaluate the Greater Manchester Intensive Community Order (ICO) Programme.

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Evaluation of the London Reducing Re-offending Programmes


The study was to evaluate three of the London Mayor’s reducing re-offending programmes.

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Evaluation of Peer Courts pilot


PERU, commissioned by Nacro, undertook a process, impact and economic evaluation of the Preston Peer Court pilot.

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Process Evaluation of Community Legal Advice Centres and Networks


Leading an evaluation of Community Legal Advice Centres and Networks (CLACs and CLANs), set up to provide an integrated and seamless social welfare law service by integrating legal advice services in particular localities.

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PERU 2021-2022 Impact Report


PERU 2021-2022 Impact Report

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Chance to Change Pilot Evaluation


The scheme to defer the prosecution of low-level offenders has highlighted key benefits, including avoiding criminalisation and associated negative social impact, but has demonstrated challenges, such as addressing racial disparities.

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TASO ‘Impact Evaluation With Small Cohorts: Methodology Guidance’ published online


We have been working with TASO to develop guidance on evaluation with small cohorts and it is now available on their website. TASO’s focus is widening participation and improving student outcomes in higher education but the guidance can be applied to many areas of social policy evaluation.

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Mentoring: Can you get too much of a ‘good thing’? Proposing enhancements to the ‘effectiveness framework’ of the England and Wales Prison and Probation Service


Using data from the Social Finance UK Database and focusing on SIBs in the US and UK, Olson et al. evaluate whether the SIB approach aligns with the theoretical predictions of social innovation.

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Evaluation of Whole School SEND (WSS) Review: A cluster randomised controlled trial


Protocol for a two-arm parallel cluster Randomised Controlled Trial

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Staying Close Evaluation


Publication Date: Monday 02 November 2020

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Process Evaluation of the Greater Manchester Integrated Police Custody Healthcare and Wider Liaison and Diversion Service


Rapid Evidence Assessment finds a growing body of evidence that lower probation caseloads have a positive impact in terms of reducing reoffending in the USA.

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Time to reset the clock on the design of impact evaluations in criminology


This paper highlights how qualitative research can enhance causal explanation in impact evaluations and provide additional causal leverage to findings from randomised experiments.

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“THE IMPACT INSIDE”


EVALUATING THE ROLE OF THE KOESTLER AWARDS IN IMPROVING PRISONS AND PRISONERS

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Evaluation Research – The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Criminology


Evaluation is the application of research methods in order to make judgments about policies, programs, or interventions with the aim of either determining or improving their effectiveness, and/or informing decisions about their future.

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T2A Final Process Evaluation Report


The T2A Pathway initiative, 6 projects led by charities in partnership with statutory services, delivered services to 16-25 year olds across sites in England between 2014-2017.

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Piloting different approaches to personalised offender management in the English CJS


Various approaches to personalisation are well-established in the UK social care sector and are now starting to ‘travel’ to other sectors.

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Operationalising desistance through personalisation


This article reports on the early stages of a project to develop a model of offender rehabilitation that operationalises the concept of desistance.

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An Introduction to Evaluation


This book covers all the essentials of evaluation:

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Personalisation: operationalizing ‘desistance’ and commissioning for justice reinvestment


Slides from Clinks 'Just and Affordable Rehabilitation' Conference, London, 1st December 2015

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‘London Reducing Reoffending Programme’ Evaluation: Executive Summary


The ‘London Reducing Reoffending Programme’ (LRRP) was an innovative Payment by Results (PbR) programme that aimed to reduce youth reoffending in London.

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London Reducing Reoffending Programme’ Evaluation


The ‘London Reducing Reoffending Programme’ (LRRP) was an innovative Payment by Results (PbR) programme that aimed to reduce youth reoffending in London.

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Evaluation of the Intensive Alternatives to Custody pilots


This summary presents the main findings from a range of research, conducted by Sheffield Hallam University and the Greater Manchester Probation Trust, exploring the learning from the Intensive Alternatives to Custody (IAC) pilots.

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Analytical Chemistry


Using Isotopic Fractionation to Link Precursor to Product in the Synthesis of (±)-Mephedrone: A New Tool for Combating "Legal High" Drugs

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Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis


Synthesis, full chemical characterisation and development of validated methods for the quantification of (±)-4'-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone): a new "legal high”

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Community Legal Advice Centres and Networks: A Process Evaluation


This report sets out the findings of the process evaluation of Community Legal Advice Centres and Networks commissioned by the Legal Services Research Centre (LSRC).

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