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Serious Organised Crime Early Intervention Service: Interim Evaluation Report

Maxwell, Nina ORCID:, Williams, Adam, Ablitt, Jonathan, Bezeczky, Zoe, Thompson, Sarah and Crowley, Anne 2022. Serious Organised Crime Early Intervention Service: Interim Evaluation Report. [Project Report]. Cardiff: CASCADE. Available at:

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The Serious Organised Crime Early Intervention Service is a pioneering service from Action for Children aimed at 11-18 year olds who are on the cusp of involvement in Serious and Organised Crime or are at risk of future involvement. The Service model was established in Glasgow in 2013. Following its success, Action for Children secured funding from the National Lottery Community to test the model in four sites across three nations: Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh and Newcastle. An independent evaluation was commissioned by Action for Children to examine the implementation, delivery and impact of the Serious Organised Crime Early Intervention Service. In doing so, the evaluation had four objectives: 1. To capture information relating to the key components of the Service 2. To provide insight into young people’s entry and journey through the Service 3. To examine the views of young people, parents, partners, practitioners and peer mentors of ‘what works’ 4. To explore the feasibility of using police data to assess Service outcomes This interim report presents findings from year one of the two-year evaluation. Due to the phased implementation of the Service, the evaluation includes data from three of the four sites (Cardiff, Edinburgh and Newcastle). Findings from Dundee will be presented in the final report.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Publisher: CASCADE
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 July 2023
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2024 02:08

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