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Publication - Research Finding

Whole system approach to young people who offend: evaluation

Published: 17 Jun 2015
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781785444296

An evaluation of our Whole System Approach (WSA) to young people who offend in Scotland.

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Contents
Whole system approach to young people who offend: evaluation
Appendix A: Evaluative Framework: recommended data collection requirements

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Appendix A: Evaluative Framework: recommended data collection requirements

One of the key recommendations in this evaluation is that a robust evaluative framework for the WSA should be put in place across all local authorities. A range of suggested measures are provided below. These measures (which are not meant to be exhaustive) are intended to provide an overview of the key WSA processes, and allow for more detailed analysis. Unless specified, the proposed measures should be disaggregated by age and gender, and provided on an annual basis.

1. PRS/Early and Effective Intervention

Entry to PRS/ EEI

  • No. of young people charged
  • No. of young people dealt with by police direct measures
  • No. of young people referred directly to Reporter without PRS/ EEI/multi-agency meeting
  • No. of young people referred to PRS/ EEI/multi-agency meeting
  • No. of young people referred to PRS/ EEI/multi-agency meeting who are on supervision
  • No. of young people referred to PRS/ EEI/multi-agency meeting more than once
  • No of children referred by PRS/ EEI/multi-agency meeting to the Reporter

Duration between offence and date PRS/ EEI/multi-agency meeting (aggregate data)

  • Average number of days
  • Least number of days
  • Highest number of days

Type of offence committed by young people referred to PRS/ EEI/multi-agency meeting

For example:

  • Assault
  • Breach of the peace
  • Offensive weapons
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Vandalism
  • Theft
  • Multiple offences

Outcomes from Multi-agency meetings. For example:

  • Youth Justice Social Work
- SCRA
  • Anti-social behaviour team
- No further Action letter
  • Offensive weapons
- Direct measures
  • Youth alcohol/drug services
- Police Restorative Justice Warning
  • Community Safety
- Education
  • Joint police/anti-social visit
- SACRO
  • Restorative justice
- Persons harmed service
  • Health
- Other

2. Diversion from Prosecution

  • Number of young people referred by Procurator Fiscal for assessment
  • Number of young people assessed for Diversion
  • Number of young people. assessed as suitable for Diversion
  • Number of young people referred back to PF (non-engagement/refusal)
  • Number of young people referred to drugs/education
  • Number of young people referred to alcohol treatment programmes
  • Number of young people who received PF Direct Measures
  • Number of young people of young people diverted who have re-offended
  • Number of young people who successfully complete programmes

3. Court proceedings, bail, custody and secure care

  • Number of young people proceeded against in court
  • Number of court reports submitted by Criminal Justice Social Work
  • Number of young people remitted to Children's Hearings from Court for disposal
  • Number of young people of young people on Bail
  • Number of young people remanded to secure care
  • Number of young people remanded to custody
  • Number of 72 hours custody reviews completed

Court Support Services

  • Number of young people offered court support services
  • Number of young people who accepted court support services
  • Number of young people who missed scheduled court appearances

Community Alternatives to Secure Care & Custody, including Court Services

  • No. of young people on a Bail Supervision Scheme
  • No. of young people on Alternatives to Remand

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