Crime and reducing re-offending

Domestic abuse needs assessment in Northumberland

Domestic abuse needs assessment for Safer Northumberland which was used to develop services and direct investment. For a copy of the full report, click here.

Case studies on cutting crime, improving community safety

These case studies on community safety, crime reduction and support to victims, showcase the work of the voluntary and community sector in the North East. They are part of a CLINKS/VONNE project funded by Northern Rock Foundation that is intended to support the voluntary sector involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Domestic Homicide Review

Editorial support for Safe Newcastle for their first Domestic Violence Homicide Review.

Sex markets in Teesside

Study into women and men involved in prostitution in Teesside.

R&D for Victim Support

Project start up support for their new service for children affected by domestic abuse.

Evaluation of Cease24

Evaluation of an adult and children’s domestic abuse service in Northumberland.

Domestic abuse needs assessment

Needs assessment or gap analysis of domestic abuse for Safer Northumberland.

The impact of the voluntary sector on reducing crime

Statements of the impact of the voluntary sector in the North East on reducing crime and reoffending, improving community safety and supporting victims – for the Police and Crime Commissioners.

Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training – CRAFT

We have recently completed an in depth evaluation of CRAFT for PROPS North East, following two groups of carers over eight months who went through a CRAFT programme.

Integrated Family Support – Prisoners and Families

We are evaluating the NEPACS and pact project – Integrated Family Support for Prisoners and Families – in the North East of England. This is a national initiative funded by NOMS and the Department for Education.


"Barefoot did a fantatsic job of our evaluation. In particular, their approach to working with our service users was very impressive. The evaluation has answered many of our questions, but also asked us more, which gives us a great opportunity for the future."

Jayne Butler, Manager, The Comfrey Project

"As an organisation we felt that Barefoot did an excellent job of listening and understanding the needs of our review... We were thrilled with the final report; as well as being a very good read, the presentation and quality was excellent."

Cath Carnaby, Manager, Women's Health Advice Centre

"I am pleased with the honesty and thoroughness with which he (Christopher) dealt with the project. Thanks to the evaluation we now have a number of questions answered and a clear way forward."

Maureen Pearson, Area manager North East, Parentline Plus