The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have carried out ground breaking work over several years to put in place a robust, rigorous and innovative impact evaluation of the expanded Troubled Families Programme: a targeted intervention programme for families with multiple issues including crime, anti-social behaviour, truancy, unemployment, mental health problems and domestic abuse.
The evaluation was set up in 2015 and runs until the end of the Programme in 2020. The research design allows us to observe the impact of the Programme at a national level on a wide range of outcomes it aims to affect, spanning the remit of several government departments. It also enables us to control for family and individual characteristics to ensure that a ‘comparison group’ can be used to derive a robust estimate of the impact of the Programme on those who have taken part.
SOURCE: Lan-Ho Man. “Evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme Main Article Content.” IJPDS, Nov 26, 2019.
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