Start date: May 2018 Final Report Published: December 2019
Principle Investigator: Sean Redmond, Lead Researcher: Catherine Naughton Documentary Analysis: John Reddy
Presentation of the 2019 Community Corrections Award for the Bail Supervision Scheme at the Correctional Excellence Awards in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) commissioned EXTERN to provide a pilot bail supervision scheme (BSS) in November 2016. The scheme involves the collaboration with multiple state agencies active in the lives of children who would have ordinary been remanded to detention.
Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Irish Youth Justice Services, EXTERN, An Garda Síochána, The Court Service, The Probation Service, Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus, TUSLA
A contribution analysis retrospectively evaluated the BSS in relation to
A quasi-experiential design evaluated the BSS in relation to
1. Outcomes (offending levels)
We collected and triangulated various forms of evidence (both administration and primary data) to test a theory of change model.
1. Initial findings presented in DCYA offices Dublin in May 2019
2. Final report published in December 2019 and can be access through
3. Report to facilitate Implementation, February 2020
The evaluation findings provided the primary evidence to secure the funding to
1. Mainstream the pilot programme in Dublin (Children Court, Smithfield)
2. Extend the Bail Supervision Scheme to two other locations in Ireland (Limerick and Cork). Planned commencement January 2021
The evaluation findings provided evidence to secure
1. International Community Corrections Award at the Correctional Excellence Awards in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The awards are organised by the International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA). (November 2019)
2. Excellence through Collaboration award at the Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards (November 2019)