Swansea Service Evaluation Team (SSET)

Humane, participatory and responsive approaches to working with service users who are serving court orders in prison or in the community are now empirically associated with service user empowerment and reductions in rates of reoffending. The Swansea Service Evaluation Team (SSET) aims to promote these approaches through collaborative evaluation projects involving frontline criminal justice practitioners in Wales and in international jurisdictions.   SSET’s evaluations of frontline criminal justice practices are designed to bridge the widely documented gap between criminal justice practices and the research evidence. Our evaluations aim to promote the implementation of humane, participatory and responsive strategies for engaging service users, empowering them, and equipping them with skills and resources that can facilitate their full participation and inclusion in society as citizens. 

SSET’s funders include the Youth Justice Board and the National Probation Service in Wales.