The Payment by Results (PbR) pilot provided ‘through the gate’ support to offenders released from Doncaster prison; the overall aim being to test the impact of a PbR model on reducing reconviction levels.
This is the final report from the process evaluation examining the implementation of the pilot. The research explored how the introduction of PbR changed service delivery; stakeholder views on the strengths and weaknesses of the model; and areas of innovation and efficiency. Findings are based on qualitative interviews conducted in 4 phases between November 2011 and September 2014 with:
- senior stakeholders
- delivery staff
- partner agencies
Lessons learnt have informed the delivery of the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) programme, as well as future PbR projects and the commissioning of offender management services more generally.