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Criminal Justice

Let the Justice Data Lab help you

Sarah French of the MoJ Justice Data Lab explains how the lab is getting increasingly sophisticated at tracking reoffending outcomes & is always willing to help

Featured

What works in reducing reoffending?

New infographic summarises findings from 140 evaluations by the Justice Data Lab of which interventions are the most successful in reducing reoffending.

On Probation

The Justice Data Lab gets more useful

I do hope that more voluntary sector organisations will now feel confident enough in the JDL’s methodology to use what is an excellent opportunity to test the effectiveness of their work at no cost.

Prison

Prison education cuts reoffending

This finding gives hope to the value of Mr Gove’s review; if the quality and availability of prison education can be improved, it appears that there are large numbers of prisoners committed to making a positive change to their lives with education a keystone to that progress.

Criminal Justice

Evaluating the impact of the Justice Data Lab

I can foresee a situation in the near future where the MoJ links its own funding to participation in the Justice Data Lab and puts pressure on other funders to do the same.

On Probation

Women’s Centres cut reoffending

The official conclusion of the JDL analysis is that: “individuals who received support provided by Women’s Centres throughout England experienced a reduction in re‐ offending of between 1 and 9 percentage points.” This is a very positive finding and it is to be hoped that the JDL repeats this analysis in the near future with a much bigger cohort and more sophisticated matching method.

Alcohol & Drugs

RAPt 3 priorities for the new Justice Secretary

How does the new Justice Secretary direct extra resources at interventions that achieve the departmental objective of reducing reoffending, while managing what is likely to be a further 20-30% cut to the departmental budget? A brave leader would use this opportunity to end the madness of the highest prison population in Europe – costing taxpayers over £3 billion per year, a high proportion of which is

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