Entries by Jack Cattell

One Year of Transforming Rehabilitation Payment by Results

Last week, the Government announced the early termination of the CRCs’ contracts. Various bodies have criticised the new probation arrangements and some private companies have made substantial losses because the number of sentences they were asked to manage was lower than anticipated. We expect, therefore, the CRC’s reoffending rates to be poor given this context. […]

Positive Relationships in Offender Management

We are delighted to welcome Prof Darrick Jolliffe, Professor of Criminology at the University of Greenwich as a guest blogger. Prof Jolliffe has worked with GtD on our offender management work and here he discusses the role of relationships in that work. Positive relationships have the power to change us. This is not just the […]

No Data? No Voice, No Idea – The Importance of Data

The collection and analysis of data must never be allowed to fall by the wayside – it’s a founding stone, not a ‘nice to have’. Of course, I would say that, wouldn’t I? But here are six concrete reasons why data is important, drawing on Get the Data’s recent work with the Advice Services Alliance […]

Transforming Rehabilitation: Payment by Results Figures

Last week saw the release of the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) Payment by Results figures for the October to December 2015 cohort. The overall result was encouraging, and defy the view that Transforming Rehabilitation’s radical changes to probation, and the ensuing problems, would result in increased reoffending – though it is very important that I point […]

Transforming Rehabilitation: Learning from the PbR results

Transforming Rehabilitation challenged Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) to reduce reoffending significantly and October will see the publication of the reoffending rates of the first Transforming Rehabilitation cohort. These results are an important test of the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation agenda and the success of the new CRCs. Some CRCs will be happy with their results, while […]

Choosing a Database? Just Keep It Simple

When choosing a database for your project or programme, made to measure software or flashy online tools aren’t necessarily the right choice. If you’re going to gather and analyse data in a serious way of course you need a database of some sort and, having spent much of my academic and professional career buried in […]

We’re hiring! Quantitative Researcher / Analyst

Vacancy – Quantitative Researcher / Analyst Senior Quantitative Researcher / Analyst Get the Data (GtD) is a successful and growing company, both in London and in Atlanta USA. GtD’s exciting social impact analysis approach is helping organisations on both sides of the Atlantic to measure, learn and prove their social impact. At GtD we offer […]

Predicting the Final CRC Reoffending Rates

Predicting the Final CRC Reoffending Rates On October 26th 2017, the Ministry of Justice will publish the first Transforming Reoffending proven reoffending rates. These will describe the October to December 2015 cohort’s proven reoffending rate and compare this to a 2011 baseline rate (go here for an explanation). If a Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) does […]