16th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 March 2023

Changing Seasons,
Changing Lives

The Initial Transitional Support (ITS) service: Impacts of a 12 week reintegration support service on recidivism outcomes among high risk offenders in New South Wales.

Administered by Corrective Services NSW since 2014, the ITS funds non-government partners to deliver reintegration support services to offenders under community supervision. While the ITS prioritises service delivery to parolees who have recently been released from custody, there is also scope to provide support to higher risk offenders serving community based orders. The aim of this presentation is to report on the results of an evaluation that examined how participation in the ITS impacts reoffending and return to custody outcomes. Potential sources of variability in recidivism outcomes as a function of service timing and cultural factors will be discussed. The presentation also aims to provide context to results of the impact evaluation by exploring findings from subsequent studies of ITS implementation and service delivery process.


Mark Howard
Manager of Operational Performance and Research for Corrections Research Evaluation and Statistic
, Corrective Services NSW

Dr Mark Howard is the manager of Operational Performance and Research in the Corrections Research Evaluation and Statistics branch of Corrective Services NSW

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