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Evaluation and effectiveness

Collecting evidence and conducting evaluation helps your organisation to continually improve and meet the needs of service users. Funders and commissioners are also interested in evidence about organisations and what they achieve and we are all keen to learn about 'what works' to support service users to desist from crime.

Show your impact

Clinks is hosting a tool which aims to help voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system to show their impact. The tool has been designed and built by Optimity Advisors with support from The Monument Trust. You can use the tool to generate a business case - simply answer a series of questions about your service or intervention, and it will generate a business case report which you can save as a PDF. It also has guidance and key considerations on how to show impact. Click here to get started

Improving your evidence 

Clinks has worked with New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) to support voluntary sector organisations to improve their capacity to identify, produce and use good quality evidence and evaluation.

These pages include all the materials we developed for the project and should provide you with what you need to develop an effective evaluation strategy.

You can find the project's other resources on these pages:

Further information

If you have any questions about the project or would like more information, please contact:

James Noble, NPC,, 020 7620 4863

Follow us Follow @imp_evidence on Twitter for developments and resources relevant to evaluation for criminal justice charities.

Project partners

This project was led by New Philanthropy Capital in partnership with Clinks and Project Oracle.

SEE ALSO: Evidence base links, Monitoring and evaluation links