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Brighter Futures Programme:
Final Report Highlights
Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay
Jessica Woodhams
Surinder Guru
Aixa Garcia-Ramos
Louise Dixon
• The report had three parts
– Descriptive analysis: gives an overview of the
perpetrators of the programme
– Quantitative analysis: provides an understanding
of ‘does it work’ and ‘is it good value for money’
– Qualitative analysis: tries to understand the
process or mechanism behind what works (or
what needs improvement)
Quantitative analysis
Looks at both self-reported data as well as data from
WMP DV incidents pre, during and post programme
Results: Before-After
• There is a change in self reported prevalence of DV for
participants during and after the programme compared to
before.
• There is also a change in the number of DV incidents for
participants based on police recorded data
• Both show a reduction that is statistically significant though
the reduction in police recorded DV incidents is lower than
the self-reported data
• Self reported data also shows that participants who
completed the programme have a better understanding of DV
and take greater responsibility for their actions compared to
perpetrators that did not complete the programme
Prevalence of DV by form of abuse (Clients)
Prevalence of DV (WMP)
Thoughts and feelings (Clients)
Results: Treatment-Control
We also use a control group based on similar characteristics of
DV perpetrators who did not participate in the Brighter Futures
programme and find that:
• Perpetrators who have been treated (and have completed the
programme) commit significantly less (0.5) DV incidents after
the programme than perpetrators who have not been treated.
• This reduction in DV incidents is concentrated on males (0.5)
and Whites (0.8).
• It is to be noted that the sample size is small and the matching
was on the basis of only age, gender and ethnicity so results
should be treated with caution.
Difference-in-Differences: Overall effect
Difference-in-Differences: Heterogeneous
effects by sex
Difference-in-Differences: Heterogeneous
effects by ethnicity
Difference-in-Differences: Heterogeneous
effects by age
Economic evaluation
We conduct a cost-benefit analysis:
• Total cost savings associated with the programme,
i.e. the benefit: £535,692.
• Cost of the programme: £270,000.
• Benefits – Costs: £265,692.
This suggests that the programme represents good
value for money
Qualitative Findings
• Positive views of the intervention from all.
• Strengths of the programme (just some):
– Positive/solution-focused approach of the programme
– Collaborative (not colluding but supportive)
– Group-based/drawing on group’s experiences
– Aftercare and supportive environment
– Shorter duration and non-statutory
– Staff personalities
– Flexible programme (hours-wise)
– Physical and interpersonal environment
– Staff diversity
Qualitative findings (contd.)
• Challenges and Suggestions for Improvement
– Language in the manual too technical
– Ordering of sessions
– Repetition in sessions (cut down first 3, clients
said similar)
– Relationships with referring partners
• Not receiving information (or not timely)
• Not receiving feedback
Benefits of the Programme (Clients)
• Learning new skills (e.g., perspective taking,
consequential thinking, communication skills)
• Positive change in feelings (e.g., thinking more
positively, more optimistically, feeling less
frustrated and slower to anger).
• Transferral to other areas of life
• Improved relationships with spouse and
children
Conclusion
• Findings indicate Brighter Futures is working
• Benchmarking with aggregate outcomes in
other areas where the same programme is in
place shows the same encouraging signs
• A cost benefit indicates it is not just working
but is worthwhile i.e. value for money

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Bandyopadhyay IPV2018_CCJP

  • 1. Brighter Futures Programme: Final Report Highlights Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay Jessica Woodhams Surinder Guru Aixa Garcia-Ramos Louise Dixon
  • 2. • The report had three parts – Descriptive analysis: gives an overview of the perpetrators of the programme – Quantitative analysis: provides an understanding of ‘does it work’ and ‘is it good value for money’ – Qualitative analysis: tries to understand the process or mechanism behind what works (or what needs improvement)
  • 3. Quantitative analysis Looks at both self-reported data as well as data from WMP DV incidents pre, during and post programme
  • 4. Results: Before-After • There is a change in self reported prevalence of DV for participants during and after the programme compared to before. • There is also a change in the number of DV incidents for participants based on police recorded data • Both show a reduction that is statistically significant though the reduction in police recorded DV incidents is lower than the self-reported data • Self reported data also shows that participants who completed the programme have a better understanding of DV and take greater responsibility for their actions compared to perpetrators that did not complete the programme
  • 5. Prevalence of DV by form of abuse (Clients)
  • 8. Results: Treatment-Control We also use a control group based on similar characteristics of DV perpetrators who did not participate in the Brighter Futures programme and find that: • Perpetrators who have been treated (and have completed the programme) commit significantly less (0.5) DV incidents after the programme than perpetrators who have not been treated. • This reduction in DV incidents is concentrated on males (0.5) and Whites (0.8). • It is to be noted that the sample size is small and the matching was on the basis of only age, gender and ethnicity so results should be treated with caution.
  • 13. Economic evaluation We conduct a cost-benefit analysis: • Total cost savings associated with the programme, i.e. the benefit: £535,692. • Cost of the programme: £270,000. • Benefits – Costs: £265,692. This suggests that the programme represents good value for money
  • 14. Qualitative Findings • Positive views of the intervention from all. • Strengths of the programme (just some): – Positive/solution-focused approach of the programme – Collaborative (not colluding but supportive) – Group-based/drawing on group’s experiences – Aftercare and supportive environment – Shorter duration and non-statutory – Staff personalities – Flexible programme (hours-wise) – Physical and interpersonal environment – Staff diversity
  • 15. Qualitative findings (contd.) • Challenges and Suggestions for Improvement – Language in the manual too technical – Ordering of sessions – Repetition in sessions (cut down first 3, clients said similar) – Relationships with referring partners • Not receiving information (or not timely) • Not receiving feedback
  • 16. Benefits of the Programme (Clients) • Learning new skills (e.g., perspective taking, consequential thinking, communication skills) • Positive change in feelings (e.g., thinking more positively, more optimistically, feeling less frustrated and slower to anger). • Transferral to other areas of life • Improved relationships with spouse and children
  • 17. Conclusion • Findings indicate Brighter Futures is working • Benchmarking with aggregate outcomes in other areas where the same programme is in place shows the same encouraging signs • A cost benefit indicates it is not just working but is worthwhile i.e. value for money