Research and analysis

Process evaluation of the private law children cases expert evidence pilot

This report gives findings on the evaluation of the pilot to fund DNA, drug and alcohol tests in private law children cases.

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Process evaluation of the private law children cases expert evidence pilot

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The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) implemented a pilot scheme to fund DNA, drug and alcohol tests in private law children cases where a test was deemed necessary to resolve proceedings justly. This report summarises the findings of the evaluation of this pilot.

The process evaluation was designed to deliver primarily qualitative evidence relating to how the pilot was implemented and worked in practice, including any perceived benefits and challenges. The evaluation provided costs of the pilot. The study also aimed to identify lessons and areas of good practice that could be used to inform the model and delivery of potential national funding arrangements.

Published 16 February 2015