Latest News: Study has found our ex-offender caseworkers are the best part of SOS
Feb 27th 2014
An evaluation into SOS has found that our the caseworkers – most of whom are ex-offenders – are its biggest strength.
In interviews with clients in the study, conducted by TSIP (The Social Innovation Partnership), clients most frequently mentioned the intensive, 24/7 support from SOS workers as the most valuable parts of the SOS Project. 73% of clients went on to say that it was important that their caseworkers were ex-offenders themselves, as they could relate to them and felt inspired that they too could turn their lives around.
Further promising findings included 87% of client interviewees said that engaging with the project had changed their attitude to offending and the Project was found to be effectively targeting four of the National Offender Management Service’s re-offending risk factors which are well-evidenced as influencing re-offending.
100% of partner agencies interviewed agreed that SOS helps young people stop offending and that the relationship between caseworkers and clients ...