STREAM will build a European network for continuous learning and development in reducing re-offending and protecting the public. To achieve success, this requires a focus on evaluation and development of evidence based practice across a range of offender services and organisations.
Through continuous learning and networking STREAM will support EU justice organisations to work more effectively. An evaluation guidance document along with recommendations to assist services in identifying factors to achieve results will enhance effectiveness of interventions and build more efficient correctional services. Guidance will cover offender programmes, interventions and offender engagement.
STREAM will build on existing and develop new networks of practitioners, academics and policy makers and scope for a centre of excellence on Probation which could allow for exchange of effective practice and increase mutual understanding of the importance of both the organisational context and evaluation in developing effective services.
STREAM is funded by the European Commission Directorate General Justice.
Grant agreement for project reference: JUST/2011/JPEN/AG/2892.