CRESR Seminar - The geek shall inherit the earth? Capacity and capability to commission and deliver payment by results services

Start date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014
Closing date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Stoddart Building, Room 7139
Event contact: 
Ian Wilson & Will Eadson

Time: 4.00-5.00 pm

Kevin Wong - Sheffield Hallam University


Since coming to power in May 2010, the UK Coalition Government of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties have forged ahead with Payment by Results (PbR) commissioning of criminal justice services. Four pilot PbR schemes were commissioned between 2010 and 2011, two in the community and two in prisons in England. In May 2013, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced its Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) plans for the wholesale commissioning of community based offender management services across England and Wales through PbR. Drawing on evidence from the four MoJ UK pilots and TR, this seminar will examine the extent to which the benefits of PbR have been realised and what lessons can be learned for the wider application of PbR in the commissioning of public services. In particular, Kevin will assess the extent to which commissioners and service providers have the capacity and capability to effectively commission and deliver PbR commissioned services.


Kevin Wong is the Deputy Director of the Hallam Centre for Community Justice (HCCJ) at Sheffield Hallam University. He has extensive experience of leading multi-site evaluation and research projects across the criminal justice system and specifically in relation to the multi-agency management of offenders and Payment by Results. Kevin has written extensively on evaluating youth crime and preventative interventions; the reporting of hate crime and hate crime support services; voluntary and community sector involvement in criminal justice services. He has also co-written a book on Justice Reinvestment, examining its development in the UK and US.

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