By Claire Grealy | 5 Oct 2016

Urbis is working with the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation on a two-year process and outcomes evaluation of the Place-Based Targeted Crime Prevention Grants Program.  

Under the program, grants have been provided to 12 local partnerships to pursue place-based strategies to reduce crime. The initiative is part of Victoria’s broader Community Crime Prevention Program.

Working collaboratively with the Department, our team is providing capacity-building support to local grant recipients, and will evaluate the program’s overarching effectiveness and implementation.

The project combines Urbis’ capabilities as an industry-leading evaluator of investments in complex social programs, our understanding of ‘place-based’ policy and practice, our expertise in how local partnerships succeed.

The project combines Urbis’ capabilities as an industry-leading evaluator of investments in complex social programs, our understanding of ‘place-based’ policy and practice, our expertise in how local partnerships succeed.
 
Urbis Director Claire Grealy leads this work at Urbis, drawing on her experience as one of Australia’s foremost evaluators. Claire is supported by Associate Director Julian Thomas, who brings specific expertise in the Victorian justice sector. The team is also partnering with our long-term associate Karen Milward, reflecting the focus on Koori communities in several of the grants.
 
This work complements Urbis’ existing presence in the justice sector, which includes the ongoing Evaluation of the Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Plan, work in support of prison health service system reconfiguration and reform, and evaluation and advisory services on family violence initiatives.
 
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