The SOC Pathways project was implemented to support vulnerable women caught up in a cycle of offending and victimisation associated with Serious and Organised Crime. Prior to its design and implementation, there were limited, formal mechanisms of support for women involved – directly or indirectly – in SOC and, in particular, those caught up in SOC association as a result of risk and vulnerability factors such as domestic abuse, mental health issues and/or substance misuse.
The evaluation examined programme ‘process’ in terms of how the SOC Pathways Project works by:
The evaluation also focused on emerging ‘impact’ by documenting what the SOC Pathways project can achieve for a) operational practice in relation to enhanced multi-agency partnership working, risk assessment and crime prevention strategies, and an understanding of SOC operation in the Bedfordshire region, and b) women actively involved in, associated with, or at risk of involvement in SOC and Organised Crime Groups (OCGs).
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