Entries by gtd-admin

Upholding Evidence in the Post-Truth Era

Brexit and the new Trump administration have added “post-truth politics”, “fake news” and “alternative facts” to our political lexicon. Just words? Well, “words matter”, as the former president reminded us when he launched his own candidacy eight years ago. And these new words matter very much when accompanied with calls to dismiss experts in favour of gut […]

Youth Justice: Evidence Based Policy in 2017?

This month has seen the publication of Lord Taylor’s Review of the Youth Justice System in England & Wales. In his comprehensive report, Taylor makes a number of recommendations “to transform the youth justice system in which young people are treated as children first and offenders second, and in which they are held to account […]

A Quick Word On Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice and the Restorative Forum The Restorative Forum is the ‘go-to’ place for anyone interested in restorative justice and has an excellent YouTube series of short interviews on all aspects of RJ. Here I am being interviewed on the value of evaluation, and along the line it is discovered that I am not American but Scottish! https://www.restorativeforum.org.uk/Forum

GtD’s Jack Cattell – Managing the Data Glut

Last month I had the great pleasure of spending a week in the USA to see for myself how GtD is developing its services in Atlanta, before attending the 9th annual Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Americans and the British may be “divided by a common language”, but […]

Preparing Tomorrow’s Juvenile Justice Leaders for Success

Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders for Success. In delivering evidence of “what works?” GtD is working with juvenile justice leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. Recently, Alan Mackie demonstrated the ‘value of evaluation’ to a new generation of leaders at Georgia Gwinnett College. Using GtD’s evaluation of the Youth Restorative Intervention as a case study, Alan […]

GtD: Supporting Youth Justice Awareness Month

October is Youth Justice Awareness Month in the United States. In asking “all Americans to observe this month by taking action to support our youth”, President Obama called on more to be done to give children and young people a “second chance”.  In emphasising the importance of education, particularly early-years education, the President said, “When we invest […]

GtD is delighted to welcome Jay Hughes

GtD is delighted to welcome Jay Hughes to our Social Impact Analytics team based in our London office. Jay has a very strong background in mathematics and also management, and he is currently completing a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics at the Open University. He is a Member of the Royal Statistical Society and looks […]

Our Social Impact Analytics Are Helping Street Soccer Academy

Our social impact analytics are being used to prove the impact of Street Soccer Academy’s custody to community programme. We demonstrated that the academy was working with the nation’s hardest to reach individuals, and that 75% of this group completed the programme and showed strong engagement upon release. Importantly the programme’s impact on reoffending translates […]

Jack Cattell presenting at the PPMRNC at Rutgers

Jack Cattell will be presenting at the Public Performance and Management Reporting Network Conference at Rutgers University later this month. Addressing the theme “Data Driven Decision Making: Navigating the Data Glut”, Jack will focus on GtD’s work in rationalising an organisation’s data to provide clear performance indicators. The conference has attracted speakers from across North […]