Authors: Susan Baines, Harry Armitage
Organisation: Policy Evaluation & Research Unit (PERU) (Policy & Research)
Policy Area: Criminal justice
Skill Mill offers an intensive six-month work experience programme designed to help vulnerable young people break the cycle of re-offending. Its unique combination of environmental services, real work opportunities, and youth justice is highly innovative. A new four-year outcomes contract in the form of a Social Impact Bond (SIB) has funded Skill Mill in eight sites for four years from 2020. This report is an interim evaluation of the Skill Mill SIB.