Evaluations

We believe that violence is preventable and we share the common goal of reducing and preventing serious violence through understanding and tackling its root causes. Our aim is to have a demonstrable, positive impact on the risk and protective factors linked to violence and ultimately secure both short- and long-term reductions in serious violent crime and hospital attendances and admissions for violence related injuries.

One of the ways that we achieve our aim is to commission and test interventions which we believe will have an impact on serious violence locally. We draw on the available evidence-base but also embed evaluation into these interventions so we can test them locally and contribute to our local and national understanding of what works in preventing serious violence and associated harms such as exploitation.

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Below is a selection of reports which detail the key findings and recommendations from recent process and impact evaluations of two of our interventions. 

In October 2021, Rocket Science were commissioned by the Violence Reduction Network (VRN) to conduct an independent evaluation of the Community Resolution and Prevention Service (CRPS) delivered by Leicester City Council. CRPS delivers an early intervention and secondary prevention service for young people up to 18 years of age, who live in Leicester, and who are either subject to a community resolution order or have been identified as being at risk of offending.

The following reports, which can be accessed by clicking on the document, provide a detailed overview and an executive summary of the evaluation findings and key recommendations.

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In October 2021, Rocket Science were commissioned by the Violence Reduction Network (VRN) to conduct an independent evaluation of the Unlocking Potential Project (UPP). The UP Project – delivered by Leicestershire Cares – provides ETE support for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have committed a serious violent offence.

The following reports, which can be accessed by clicking on the document, provide a detailed overview and an executive summary of the evaluation findings and key recommendations.

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Based upon the findings from our internal evaluations and the external evaluations outlined above, we have produced a short report which details the key enablers for achieving positive outcomes with young people.

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