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Early Review of Specialist Homelessness Services Program Current

Funding Agency: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
People Involved: kylie valentine, Fredrick Zmudzki, Ciara Smyth

This research investigated the reform to the NSW Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) Program. The NSW Department of Family and Community Services commissioned AHURI and SPRC to conduct an Early Review of the reform, known as Going Home Staying Home (GHSH). The Early Review is the first…

Employment Model Outcomes for People with Intellectual Disability Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Rosemary Kayess, Ariella Meltzer, Karen Fisher, Ilan Katz

The Social Policy Research Centre was commissioned to examine the experiences people with intellectual disability have with different employment models. The study commenced in July 2015 and finished in 2016. Data was collected from 51 people with intellectual disability working in open employment,…

Evaluation of Community Living Supports and the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative Current

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Trish Hill, Gianfranco Giuntoli, Fredrick Zmudzki, Leanne Dowse

The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) evaluates two key mental health programs funded by the NSW Ministry of Health: the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) and Community Living Supports (CLS).

HASI had been running since 2002-2003, while CLS is a recently tendered enhancement…

Evaluation of Home Detention in South Australia Current
People Involved: Jesse Cale, Fiona Hilferty, Lise Lafferty, Fredrick Zmudzki, kylie valentine

In response to an increase in prisoner population, the South Australian government introduced legislation in February and September 2016 to expand the use of home detention, and funded the implementation of a support service for those subject to home detention. Home detention is a corrective…

Evaluation of Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) Plus Current

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Trish Hill, Gianfranco Giuntoli, Fredrick Zmudzki, Leanne Dowse

The SPRC evaluates the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) Plus, a program run by NSW Health that provides recovery-oriented, high-intensity support to people with severe and persistent mental illness to transition from institutional care to community living. The evaluation takes…

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 Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program Current

Funding Agency: Health Administration Corporation (NSW Ministry of Health)
People Involved: Alison Ritter, Thu Vuong

The IDAT Program, established under the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Act 2007 of New South Wales, aims to “provide short-term care, with an involuntary supervised withdrawal component, to protect the health and safety of people with severe substance dependence who have experienced, or are at risk…

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…