WestPoint Research was commissioned to carry out a process and early impact evaluation of The Re: Konnect Project in its pilot phase. The project was a six-week, mentoring and life-coaching course designed to support ex-offenders as they re-integrate into local communities following release from prison, or, those who require support to break a cycle of chronic, repeat offending. The main objectives of the evaluation were:
The evaluation incorporated a mixed method approach to data generation, analysis and the presentation of findings through the collation of primary data (generated by the evaluation team) and secondary data (generated by the Re: Konnect team).
"At Konnect Cornwall, we engaged with the services of Dr Jasmin Tregidga, and WestPoint Research, to evaluate the work we are doing within the criminal justice arena around 1-2-1 support for offenders and victims of crime. An important part of our work is 'changing attitude'; the attitude of our clients but also the attitude of the public to the behaviours and patterns of life demonstrated by our clients. Jasmin dedicated herself to grasping our concepts and objectives and produced detailed evidence and accessible reports to support the development of our product. I would have no hesitation in recommending her service."
Ian Curnow, CEO Konnect Cornwall CIC
Following on from this work, WestPoint Research has been commissioned to deliver further evaluation of this support service as it consolidates its effectiveness over the past few years.