Evaluation Mechanism

The main concern of our ongoing research is to investigate how participating in the Makeright project affect inmates, as this will help us improve the project, implement it at a larger scale and help other organisations apply this research to their own initiatives in order to tackle high reoffending rates.

In the past year, through action research, the team of staff and volunteers have continuously reflected on the above question. This has involved informal meetings following every session, journals kept by facilitators and volunteers as part of their practice, as well as formal debrief meetings where key insights were discussed in order to gather feedback and to implement changes in subsequent iterations.  

In addition, the project has conducted a series of questionnaires with each cohort:

See interviews that we took to evaluate the Makeright project here.


  1. RAND  www.randeurope.org
  2. Warwick Edinburg Wellbeing Questionnaire   www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/research/platform/wemwbs
  3. Measuring Empathy  http://docs.autismresearchcentre.com/papers/2004_Lawrence_etal_MeasuringEmpathy.pdf
  4. Transforming Rehabilitation  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/243718/evidence-reduce-reoffending.pdf