Intensive alternatives to custody process evaluation of pilots in five areas

WONG, Kevin, O'KEEFFE, Caroline, ELLINGWORTH, Daniel and SENIOR, Paul (2012). Intensive alternatives to custody process evaluation of pilots in five areas. Project Report. Ministry of Justice.

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A qualitative process evaluation of five Intensive Alternative to Custody (IAC) pioneer areas was undertaken to assess implementation of IAC, identify approaches to implementation and capture the lessons learnt. The findings indicated that many of the persistent offenders (those with at least 29 prior convictions) targeted by pilots were positive about the IAC order. Although intensive, it provided order and stability, allowing them to move away from a criminal lifestyle. Sentencers welcomed the order as a viable alternative to custody. Probation staff and partners were equally positive about its efficacy. Only one in four IAC orders were revoked because requirements were breached, which suggests that the pilots had managed to engage many of the offenders.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Hallam Centre for Community Justice
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 15:00
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015 08:59

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