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Evaluation: October 2011

Books/reports

  • Baby Makes 3 : project report / David Flynn
    VicHealth, 2011
    Summary: Outlines and evaluates 'Baby Makes 3', is a primary prevention program that seeks to prevent violence before it occurs, by promoting equal and respectful relationship between men and women during the transition to parenthood
    http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/~/media/ResourceCentre/PublicationsandResources/PVAW/Sharing%20the%20evidence_Baby%20Makes%203%20Project.ashx
  • Drug courts / Office of Justice Programs
    US Department of Justice, 2011
    Summary: Outlines types of drug diversion programs currently in use in US, with research findiings for their effectiveness
    https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/236074.pdf
  • Evaluation of the Community Justice Groups : final report / Department of Justice and Attorney General
    Department of Justice and Attorney General, 2010
    Summary: While there is widespread support for the Community Justice Groups Program amongst Indigenous community leaders, community based service providers, and justice system stakeholders, most feel that the program is not realising its potential for reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system.
    http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/88905/evaluation-of-the-community-justice-group-program.pdf
  • Evaluation of the Remote JP Magistrates' Court program : final report / Chris Cunneen ... [et al.]
    Department of Justice and Attorney-General, 2010
    Summary: The JP Court program works best as an alternative to mainstream justice and in building community capacity to own local solutions to offending within remote Aboriginal communities but has been less successful in building partnerships.
    http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/88904/evaluation-of-the-remote-jp-magistrates-court-program.pdf
  • External component of the evaluation of drug policies and services and their subsequent effects on prisoners and staff within the Alexander Maconochie Centre : final report / Mark Stoove and Amy Kirwan
    Burnett Institute, 2010
    Summary: dination, equity and access.While some drug realted programs were found to be effective, including the Inside Out Program, dental and nursing services provided by ACT Health, and the Solaris TC program, this review found most programs were compromised by shortcomings in service coor
    http://www.health.act.gov.au/c/health?a=sendfile&ft=p&fid=1302161190&sid
  • Government response to the Justice Committee's report : the role of the Probation Service / Ministry of Justice
    The Stationery Office, 2011
    Summary: Looks back at the history of probation in the UK over the last ten years, including the creation of the National Offender Management Service
    http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/publications/corporate-reports/MoJ/government-repsonse-role-of-probation-service.pdf
  • Maribyrnong respect and equity : preventing violence against women : evaluation report / Emma Wilkinson
    VicHealth, 2011
    Summary: This Equity and respect project is guided by the VicHealth Preventing Violence Against Women: A Framework For Action (VicHealth 2009). The framework recommends a range of mutually reinforcing strategies across societal, organisational and individual levels and in various community settings.
    http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/~/media/ResourceCentre/PublicationsandResources/PVAW/Sharing_Evidence_RespectandEquityReport.ashx
  • On her way : primary prevention of violence against immigrant and refugee women in Australia / Carolyn Poljski
    Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, 2011
    Summary: Provides an overview of the various groups of immigrant and refugee women in Australia who should be considered in violence prevention efforts, the nature of violence perpetrated against these women, and the factors that may increase their exposure to violence
    http://www.mcwh.com.au/downloads/2011/On_Her_Way_Final.pdf
  • The treatment of incarcerated mentally disordered women offenders : a synthesis of current research : / Alan W Leschied
    Public Safety Canada, 2011
    Summary: This synthesis of the research evidence in relation to the treatment of mentally disordered women offenders is prompted by recent reviews of correctional practice in the Canadian federal correctional system, and the growing awareness of the impact research can have on programs for women within the correctional system.
    http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2011/sp-ps/PS3-1-2011-3-eng.pdf
  • Working together against violence / Rose Durey
    Women’s Health Victoria, 2011
    Summary: Women's Health Victoria's Working Together Against Violence project used workplaces as a setting for the primary prevention of violence against women. The project aimed to strengthen the organisational capacity of a male-dominated workplace (Linfox) to promote gender equality and non-violent norms.
    http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/~/media/ResourceCentre/PublicationsandResources/PVAW/Sharing_Evidence_Working%20together%20against%20violence.ashx

Journal articles

  • An experimental demonstration of training probation officers in evidence-based community supervision / James L Bonta
    Criminal justice and behavior 38(11) Nov 2011: 1127-1148
    Summary: The present study evaluated a training program for probation officers based on the risk-need-responsivity model of offender rehabilitation.
  • In Courtroom 7 : the Children's Koori Court at work : findings from an evaluation / Allan Borowski
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology. 20 Oct 2011:25 p
    Summary: Evaluates a cooperative partnership between the Koori community and the Victorian Government to develop more culturally appropriate court processes in addressing Indigenous juvenile crime and, in turn, Indigenous overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system
  • Reforming the response to youth crime : from evidence to implementation / David J Smith and David. Utting
    Journal of children's services 6(2) 2011: 67-76
    Summary: Argues that a reformed system would exert a stronger influence on young offenders, be more satisfying to victims, and would inspire greater public confidence.
  • Rhetoric or restoration? A study into the restorative potential of the conditional cautioning scheme / Robert A Braddock
    International journal of police science and management 13(3) Sep 2011: 195-210
    Summary: Victims are pessimistic regarding the benefits of this approach, and criminal justice professionals express concern about the time-consuming nature of these activities.
  • Strike Force Piccadilly and ATM security : a follow-up study / Tim Prenzler
    Policing : a journal of policy and practice 5(3) Sep 2011: 236-247
    Summary: Follow-up study on ATM security reinforces the value of public-private crime reduction partnerships and the need to be adaptive to new threats.