Independent evaluation finds mentoring effective in reducing reoffending

Written by
Alan Mairs
Cover of Evaluation of Mentoring PSPs document

An independent evaluation of the Scottish Government's Reducing Reoffending Change Fund (RRCF) has concluded that "mentoring is an effective approach which helps mentees to learn and implement constructive, non-criminal ways of addressing problems in their lives and to reduce risk factors associated with offending behaviour, and that there is a strong case for the continuation and expansion of mentoring services".

The evaluation was undertaken by Ipsos MORI Scotland between September 2013 and November 2015 and can be accessed from the Scottish Government website.