Invitation to tender
This tender is an opportunity for an organisation or partnership to conduct an independent outcomes evaluation on the process and outcomes of CASS+, which particularly focuses on improvements to client well-being. The results of the evaluation will be used to inform commissioning decisions around this model of support.
The successful evaluator will need to provide two outputs: an interim process evaluation report (by October 2020) and a final outcomes report (by June 2021).
Background to CASS+
Since 2005, CASS+ has been providing practical help, emotional support and service signposting to members of the public attending magistrates’ court in four locations in Devon and Cornwall. Volunteers offer practical and personalised support to address a range of issues, including debt, homelessness and mental illness.
A previous evaluations of the service conducted in 2017 found it to have a “considerable and enduring impact on the clients it supports”.
Part of the Lloyds bank foundation grant
The evaluation will be part of a Lloyds Bank Foundation Grant project, conducted by the Centre.
We believe that effective early intervention services can help avoid the escalating spiral of persistent and prolific offending, by interrupting the pathway which leads to greater justice system involvement.
The aim of this project is to increase the provision of effective early intervention services, like community advice in the justice system, and promote the uptake of the community advice model across the UK.
The evaluation will help attain one of the project goals, which seeks to make the evidence base behind the community advice model of early intervention more robust.
Is this the tender for you? Here’s what to do next:
Submit an expression of interest by 10am on Monday the 24th of February.
Please make sure it is in a word document of no more than four pages, and covers:
- Your understanding of the brief
- Your proposed methodology including your approach to research ethics
- Key deliverables of your project
- An outline budget
- Your relevant experience in similar projects
Send your application to Stephen Whitehead, the Centre for Justice Innovation’s Head of Data and Evidence, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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