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  • Sara Chitseko

No evaluation for rehabilitation programmes

Research by Transform Justice has highlighted that many people in prison and on probation are participating in rehabilitation programmes that have not been evaluated.

A BBC report explained that, "between 2010 and 2018, 16,434 prisoners in England and Wales began non-evaluated courses and 101,662 offenders serving community sentences started such programmes between 2009/10 and 2016/17" (Shaw, 2019). This data was supplied to Transform Justice by the Ministry of Justice, highlighting worrying flaws in the criminal justice system's approach to impact measurement.


Shaw, D. (2019). Rehabilitation schemes 'not tested'. [online] BBC News. Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48516286 [Accessed 7 Jun. 2019].