The Evaluation of Project 360
Researchers at the University of Leicester have provided an independent evaluation of Project 360.
The randomized-control trial was run over a 6-month period and evaluated more than 1,000 unique cases, making this the largest RCT of its kind.
All cases involve households which experience repeat domestic violence.
Summary of Selected Results
The Project 360 engagement worker contacts victims to assist in accessing non-police support services and create a bespoke action plan.
The integration of engagement workers within the police force is a key feature of Project 360. This is important for three reasons:
- Rapid response
- Enhanced information
- Embedding of non-police service expertise within the police
64% of victims contacted by an engagement worker engaged with the voluntary intervention.
The Project 360 intervention leads to:
- Higher levels of victim satisfaction with police services.
- A 42% increase in victim willingness to report future incidents to police.
- A 34% reduction in victim contact with perpetrators.
- Victim reporting improvements in family life and quality of life overall.
Recent Presentations of Evaluation
Royal Economic Society Meeting
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
11 April 2017
IZA Workshop on Family and Gender Economics
IZA, Bonn, Germany
02 April 2017
Leicestershire Evidence-Based Policing Conference
Leicestershire Police, Leicester, UK
24 March 2017
Policing Domestic Violence: New Evidence for Practice conference
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
23 March 2017