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Evaluation of Men's Behaviour Change Program Pilots Current

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health
People Involved: kylie valentine, Gianfranco Giuntoli

The NSW Government is piloting four community-based men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs). The MBCPs are a specialist service for men who use violence and abuse in their intimate, domestic and family relationships. SPRC will be conducting an evaluation of the pilot programs over a 2-year…

Evaluation of Outcomes for People Nominated to the Integrated Services Program (ISP) Current

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Rosemary Kayess, Sandra Gendera, Fredrick Zmudzki

The evaluation examined longer term client outcomes achieved by the Integrated Services Program (ISP), which NSW ADHC administers in partnership with Housing NSW and NSW Ministry of Health. ISP establishes coordinated cross-agency responses for adult clients who have multiple and complex needs…

Evaluation of the Child Sexual Offence Evidence Pilot Current

Funding Agency: NSW Government Department of Justice
People Involved: Ilan Katz, kylie valentine

The Child Sexual Offence Evidence Pilot (the Pilot) represents a key initiative by the NSW Government to strengthen the criminal justice response to child sexual abuse. 

The Pilot seeks to introduce measures to reduce the difficulties for child witnesses so as to lessen the stress and…

Evaluation of the Settlement Grants Program Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Ciara Smyth, Gianfranco Giuntoli, Sandra Gendera

The Department of Social Services  commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre to conduct an independent evaluation of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the Settlement Grants activity. The overall aim of the evaluation is to inform future policy making and program delivery, as well…

Evaluation of the South East Sydney Partners in Recovery Program Current

Funding Agency: Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN)
People Involved: kylie valentine, Anna Jones, Christiane Purcal

Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) to undertake a process and outcomes evaluation of the Partners in Recovery (PIR) program within South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (LHD). The PIR program is a national program,…

Evaluation of the Wesley's Team Casework Model for SHS Services Current

Funding Agency: Wesley Mission
People Involved: Marie Delaney, Trish Hill, Lise Lafferty, kylie valentine

This report presents findings from the evaluation of Wesley Mission’s team casework model across four services in Sydney and the NSW Central Coast funded through the Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) program. It describes the key characteristics of the model, the factors that…

Family Mental Health Support Services Evaluation Readiness Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Marie Delaney, Ciara Smyth, Trish Hill

SPRC is conducting the Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS) Evaluation Readiness study for the Australian Government Department of Social Services. The purpose of the study is to ensure the FMHSS program has the mechanisms in place to monitor and report on program performance and evaluate…

Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: Comparative perspectives Current

Funding Agency: Canadian Government Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
People Involved: Deb Brennan, Elizabeth Adamson, Natasha Cortis

This project maps the employment of migrant care workers in aged care, child care and disability services in Australasia and examines the political debates calling for the employment of more migrant workers in each of these areas. It looks at the key policy and legislative developments that have…

Growing Unequal: Diverging childhood outcomes in Australia, Canada, the UK and US Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Discovery Program
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury

How and why do the outcomes of children from rich and poor families differ in the early and middle school years? This study is comparing these outcomes in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and placing these outcomes in the context of the social policy environments in…

HCF Research Impact Evaluation Current

Funding Agency: HCF Research Foundation
People Involved: Deb Brennan, Sandra Gendera, kylie valentine

Project examining the effectiveness of the research projects that HCF Foundation has funded, the appropriateness of the research chosen against the HCF Mission and Vision, and the value of the research chosen and opportunities for translation.