Project / Series

Evaluating New Routes in Scotland

The Wise Group have commissioned the Fraser of Allander Institute to analyse the effectiveness of New Routes in reducing reoffending and reconviction in Scotland. This research forms part of a 4-year partnership with the Wise Group, a social enterprise that aims to help people out of poverty through one-to-one mentoring schemes, offering holistic means for people to change their lives within justice, employment and energy.

Overview

The Wise Group have commissioned the Fraser of Allander Institute to analyse the effectiveness of New Routes in reducing reoffending and reconviction in Scotland.

This research forms part of a 4-year partnership with the Wise Group, a social enterprise that aims to help people out of poverty through one-to-one mentoring schemes, offering holistic means for people to change their lives within justice, employment and energy.

The research will be separated into strands. A PhD programme within the University of Strathclyde’s Economics Department will provide a granular analysis of outcomes for those who take part in the New Routes programme, both in terms of reconvictions and wider outcomes.

Authors

Emma Congreve is a Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Deputy Director at the Fraser of Allander Institute. Emma's work at the Institute is focussed on policy analysis, covering a wide range of areas of social and economic policy.  Emma is an experienced economist and has previously held roles as a senior economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and as an economic adviser within the Scottish Government.

Ben is an economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute working across a number of projects areas. He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde.

His main areas of focus are economic policy, social care and criminal justice in Scotland. Ben also co-edits the quarter Economic Commentary and has experience in business survey design and dissemination.

Allison is an Associate Economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute. She specialises in socioeconomic inequality and labour market dynamics.