An evaluation of a Glasgow-based intensive mentoring programme for young people
Project lead: Kate Tobin, MRes
Includem is a charity based in the Southside of Glasgow working with some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people. Includem commissioned DSRU to undertake a two-year evaluation of their IMPACT project.
Includem’s IMPACT project is a specialist mentoring programme that provides intensive support for young people involved in violent and alcohol-fueled offending. The purpose of the evaluation is to support Includem move further along the innovation to proven impact pipeline. DSRU provides Includem with guidance on the development of a suitable and robust evidence base, based on the project's stage of development, capacity and current practice.
Kate Tobin is the DSRU evaluator and based part-time at the Includem offices in Glasgow. Kate leads on the evaluation of Includem’s IMPACT project, overseen by Co-directors Louise Morpeth and Michael Little.
The evaluation has focused on the refinement of IMPACT’s logic model through workshops with staff, in-depth interviews with young people and key stakeholders such as Police Scotland.
The interviews also explore young people’s experiences and journey through the project and relationship with mentors.
Includem have a strong working relationship with Police Scotland that has led to the incorporation of offending data for the IMPACT group, and a closely matched comparison group into the evaluation.
Funders and collaborators
Duration: September 2013 - October 2015