Publications

Time for Change:An Evaluation of an Intensive Support Service

Published: August 2012

Burman, M. and Imlah, N. (2012),Time for Change:An Evaluation of an Intensive Support Service. SCCJR Research Report No.02/2012.

Summary

The evaluation of TfC was conducted by researchers from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) between 2009 and 2011. The evaluation utilised a mixed method approach, and included data from semi-structured interviews with: TfC key workers and manager, criminal justice social workers, children’s and families social workers, and other stakeholders, and with young women service users. It also included analysis of case file information and the TfC data-base which records information on referral source, reasons for referral, key presenting issues (e.g. health, addiction), familial circumstances, legal status, history of anti-social or offending behaviour, and current accommodation, as well as any history of statutory involvement.