Using off-the-shelf tools to measure change

Published28th August 2014

A key part of evaluating your projects and services is measuring distance travelled: the change that has taken place among your clients during and after your intervention, which can provide strong evidence of your impact. There are a wide range of different tools available to help you measure this change, which may also provide feedback during your programme, allowing you to improve as you go and better support your clients.

This document provides an overview of off-the-shelf tools useful for voluntary sector organisations working with offenders and ex-offenders. It is not designed to be a comprehensive review, but provides introductory guidance and signposts to other useful resources. A selection of tools for various relevant outcomes are summarised at the end of the document.

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