Citation Murray L, Barry M, Malloch M & McIvor G (2004) Evaluation of the Scottish Prison Service Transitional Care Initiative: Interim Findings - Four Month & Seven Month Client Interviews. Scottish Executive. Scottish Executive Effective Intervention Unit. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/30859/0012659.pdf
Abstract This is the third in a series of reports on the evaluation of the Scottish Prison Service Transitional Care arrangements. The first report provided information about the Transitional Care service and described the views of staff providing the service. The second report presented early results of 4 month post-release interviews with ex-prisoners who had initially agreed to take up the offer of Transitional Care. This third report presents the results from a larger sample of ex-prisoners interviewed 4 months post-release and the early results from ex-prisoners surveyed 7 months post-release. It is important to point out, however, that these findings are based on small numbers. Further, the data has not yet been linked to other contextual data and so does not differentiate between sub-categories of respondent (e.g. in terms of previous level of substance use, age, sex, length of sentence etc). The final report will be published in the Autumn of 2005.