A vital function of the Violence Prevention Partnership to evaluate and gather evidence from the piloting of new interventions into reducing serious violence.

Each intervention is deliberately designed to enable a robust evaluation, often involving some form of randomised-control trial enabling the measurement of impact on outcomes over time.

We have developed the “Project Research Life Cycle” as a fundamental framework to support the scoping and design of an intervention from the earliest stage in order to facilitate its evaluation.

Each of our flagship interventions has an accompanying evaluation process running as part of its design.

We intend to develop the evidence as to what works from the practical application of these approaches.

By applying these tests, we can establish the potential impact of an intervention, learn lessons as to efficient and effective application and scalability, and inform our understanding of cost-effectiveness. Through this evidence-base we can influence the whole-system change and commissioning decisions that are needed locally.