This project analysed both qualitative data obtained from stakeholder interviews, and quantitative data available from the Department of Justice/Corrections Victoria (CV). A case study approach was used to analyse available data from each site. This allowed assessment of program implementation at each site and comparison of outcomes between sites. Cross-comparison allowed identification of commonalities and differences in context, and enabled identification of variation and the special needs of sub-populations within the samples.
Qualitative data was analysed thematically, as relevant to the focus of the research.
Analytical techniques for quantitative data was finalised during stage 1, after CV data had been sighted and was developed to maximise utility, quality, completeness and comparability.
For the eight prisons, the evaluation focused on:
For six prisons (excluding the two female prisons), the evaluation examined:
Department of Justice, Victoria
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