Breaking the Cycle of Offending: An evaluation of the Engage Programme

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Author(s)Clark J, Hall I
Publication type Report
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Source Publication DateJuly
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Jill Clark and Ian Hall of the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching (based at Newcastle University) were commissioned by Gateshead Council to conduct an evaluation of the Engage Programme. The evaluation incorporated participant observational work and in-depth interviews with a selection of key staff involved in the programme, members of referral agencies, current and former clients. Additional views were also collected through an online survey and analysis of existing data (monitoring, re-offending, etc.) was also included. The Engage programme (from herein referred to as Engage) is tailored to the specific needs of the client, building an individualised programme to target issues that have led to reoffending behaviour in the past, with the aim of breaking this cycle. The programme states that it works with those clients (aged 18-30) who have recently been released from prison, having served short term sentences of 12 months (or less) and those who have repeatedly tested positive on arrest for use of Class A drugs.
InstitutionNewcastle University
Place PublishedNewcastle upon Tyne
NotesThis research was funded by NACRO
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