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Evaluation of the Alcohol Arrest Referral National Pilots for the Home Office

We conducted a 2 year evaluation of the impact of the Alcohol Arrest Referral National pilots for the Home Office.

Key findings:
- Overall, AAR does not appear to be effective at reducing re-offending (as measured by changes in arrest rates) for those receiving the intervention compared with a matched comparison group
- The largest proportion of arrestees were arrested for violence offences
- The largest proportion of arrestees were assessed as being alcohol dependent (37%) - contrary to expectations of project staff

OpCit presents to the European Parliament on the Youth Employment Package

We recently gave a presentation to a special workshop of the European Parliament on Youth Unemployment. Our focus was on how gender features or should feature in youth employment policy. There are some specific challenges for young women and men which must be considered and which are not at present. Contact us for details of the paper.

OpCit presents at the European Parliament on new media, women and politics

Our recent presentation to a special workshop at the European Parliament in Brussels outlined the main findings from our ‘new media, politics and gender’ research. MEPs were interested to hear how new media present great opportunities for heightening women’s political voice

OpCit Evaluates the NHS’s Leadership Framework

Our evaluation report for the Leadership Qualities Framework for the NHS finds that the 360 review tool can lead to positive change, if used in the correct ways. Evaluation commissioned by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Women in Decision Making: the role of new media for increased political participation

See our latest study for the European Parliament Committee for Women’s rights and issues. This study examines how new media are and could be used to get more women into politics and political decision making. Conclusions: - MEPs and political parties in Member States are not innovative at using new media to get more women involved - Female MEPs seem to be ‘better’ at social networking online compared to male MEPs - New Media can help break down some of the social and cultural barriers to women’s participation in politics - New media have been used in very exciting ways to provide women with a public voice (see the very interesting case studies) and help raise women’s political consciousness - New media are a way for female politicians to get ahead and become leaders and innovators in this approach

Our Study: Gender Aspects of the Financial Crisis and Social Welfare Systems for the European Parliament

imageOur new study is an in depth analysis of the impact of the global economic crisis on social welfare systems and how this impacts on women and men differently. We find that the crisis/es creates additional strain on women who are strong users of services and also expected to make up for short falls when services are cut. This will have serious implications for women entering the labour force. The crisis/es could be an opportunity to reform some of the distortions in welfare systems that women fall foul of, particularly in Mediterranean States but, as yet, such opportunities have been missed. A review of all EU-wide impacts but in depth case studies on 6 EU Member States: Sweden, Ireland, UK, Poland, Italy, Greece.

Read it here

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About Us
We are a leading firm of social researchers and consultants. We apply innovative research design to help solve social challenges. Founded in 2006, we are proud to work with Government, European Commission, NHS, Local Government and the voluntary sector.
We deliver high quality research, strategy and consultancy development to help your organisation address its challenges. Different thinking for changing times.

OpCit Research is a trading name of KM Research and Consultancy Ltd, registered in the UK number: 5897435

picture courtesy of prinn_art

About Us

We are a leading firm of social researchers and consultants. We apply innovative research design to help solve social challenges. Founded in 2006, we are proud to work with Government, European Commission, NHS, Local Government and the voluntary sector.

We deliver high quality research, strategy and consultancy development to help your organisation address its challenges. Different thinking for changing times.

OpCit Research is a trading name of KM Research and Consultancy Ltd, registered in the UK number: 5897435

Productivity and Efficiency in the NHS

OpCit are currently evaluating a tool designed to improve productivity in the NHS: the Administrative Excellence Programme 

Contact us for further details and findings

Evaluation of the Alcohol Arrest Referral National Pilots for the Home Office

We conducted a 2 year evaluation of the impact of the Alcohol Arrest Referral National pilots for the Home Office.

Key findings:
- Overall, AAR does not appear to be effective at reducing re-offending (as measured by changes in arrest rates) for those receiving the intervention compared with a matched comparison group
- The largest proportion of arrestees were arrested for violence offences
- The largest proportion of arrestees were assessed as being alcohol dependent (37%) - contrary to expectations of project staff

OpCit presents to the European Parliament on the Youth Employment Package

We recently gave a presentation to a special workshop of the European Parliament on Youth Unemployment. Our focus was on how gender features or should feature in youth employment policy. There are some specific challenges for young women and men which must be considered and which are not at present. Contact us for details of the paper.

OpCit presents at the European Parliament on new media, women and politics

Our recent presentation to a special workshop at the European Parliament in Brussels outlined the main findings from our ‘new media, politics and gender’ research. MEPs were interested to hear how new media present great opportunities for heightening women’s political voice

OpCit Evaluates the NHS’s Leadership Framework

Our evaluation report for the Leadership Qualities Framework for the NHS finds that the 360 review tool can lead to positive change, if used in the correct ways. Evaluation commissioned by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Women in Decision Making: the role of new media for increased political participation

See our latest study for the European Parliament Committee for Women’s rights and issues. This study examines how new media are and could be used to get more women into politics and political decision making. Conclusions: - MEPs and political parties in Member States are not innovative at using new media to get more women involved - Female MEPs seem to be ‘better’ at social networking online compared to male MEPs - New Media can help break down some of the social and cultural barriers to women’s participation in politics - New media have been used in very exciting ways to provide women with a public voice (see the very interesting case studies) and help raise women’s political consciousness - New media are a way for female politicians to get ahead and become leaders and innovators in this approach

Our Study: Gender Aspects of the Financial Crisis and Social Welfare Systems for the European Parliament

imageOur new study is an in depth analysis of the impact of the global economic crisis on social welfare systems and how this impacts on women and men differently. We find that the crisis/es creates additional strain on women who are strong users of services and also expected to make up for short falls when services are cut. This will have serious implications for women entering the labour force. The crisis/es could be an opportunity to reform some of the distortions in welfare systems that women fall foul of, particularly in Mediterranean States but, as yet, such opportunities have been missed. A review of all EU-wide impacts but in depth case studies on 6 EU Member States: Sweden, Ireland, UK, Poland, Italy, Greece.

Read it here

Follow Us


picture courtesy of prinn_art
About Us
We are a leading firm of social researchers and consultants. We apply innovative research design to help solve social challenges. Founded in 2006, we are proud to work with Government, European Commission, NHS, Local Government and the voluntary sector.
We deliver high quality research, strategy and consultancy development to help your organisation address its challenges. Different thinking for changing times.

OpCit Research is a trading name of KM Research and Consultancy Ltd, registered in the UK number: 5897435

picture courtesy of prinn_art

About Us

We are a leading firm of social researchers and consultants. We apply innovative research design to help solve social challenges. Founded in 2006, we are proud to work with Government, European Commission, NHS, Local Government and the voluntary sector.

We deliver high quality research, strategy and consultancy development to help your organisation address its challenges. Different thinking for changing times.

OpCit Research is a trading name of KM Research and Consultancy Ltd, registered in the UK number: 5897435

Productivity and Efficiency in the NHS

OpCit are currently evaluating a tool designed to improve productivity in the NHS: the Administrative Excellence Programme 

Contact us for further details and findings
see our latest study on undocumented migrant women fleeing domestic violence, for the European Parliament
OpCit presents to the European Parliament on the Youth Employment Package
OpCit presents at the European Parliament on new media, women and politics
OpCit Evaluates the NHS’s Leadership Framework
Our Study: Gender Aspects of the Financial Crisis and Social Welfare Systems for the European Parliament
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Productivity and Efficiency in the NHS

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