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Introducing Restorative Conferencing: Second interim evaluation report

posted on 2023-05-25, 02:50 authored by Isabelle Bartkowiak-TheronIsabelle Bartkowiak-Theron

This report is the second interim evaluation put together by the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies for YES Youth & Family Services. It outlines progress of the Introducing Restorative Conferencing initiative since August 2011 It contains the first implementation steps of the Introducing Restorative Conference (IRC) scheme via consultation with the IRC project worker, an analysis of conference data to date, an analysis of conference exit surveys received in time for completion of this report, and an analysis of answers to a discussion paper (Bartkowiak-Théron, 2011b) distributed to IRC stakeholders late 2011. This report will be made available to all stakeholders electronically by way of email, as well as online.

The third and final report, due in July 2012, will also be made available to all stakeholders in hardcopy format, as well as online. It will address impact indicators for the scheme and the scheme’s sustainability. Each step of the way, the research team will feature recommendations conceptualised from field data analysis and literature.

The first chapter of this report reminds the reader of the Introducing Restorative Conferencing (IRC) initiative. It features the IRC’s goals, purpose, and objectives, and provides a brief summary of its evaluation.

Chapter 2 consists of quantitative and qualitative observations about the scheme as it has unfolded since the training closed in July 2011. Data from conferences convened to date is considered via a preliminary process analysis. It also contains a picture of stakeholder engagement and training since the delivery of the initial conference facilitator training. Chapter 3 contains feedback from IRC stakeholders about the scheme as of December 2011. It features an analysis of stakeholders’ responses to the paper distributed in December 2011. Chapter 4 introduces conference participants’ preliminary feedback about the scheme. It does so by analysing conference surveys received as of 15 January 2012.

Chapter 5 provides the conclusion to this report by matching results received so far to the project’s objectives and relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as well as some recommendations for the continuation of the scheme.


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