New study uncovers the profound impact of the Just Time program, empowering incarcerated parents to nurture relationships with their children and wider society.

SGS recently conducted a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis of the Just Time program. This remarkable initiative, spearheaded by Connect42, empowers incarcerated parents in Tasmania's Risdon Prison to build positive connections through language, literacy and love. By combining the internationally acclaimed Circle of Security Parenting model with the expertise of speech pathologists, Just Time creates a human-centered and dignified approach to support parents during their incarceration.

The analysis revealed a host of social benefits generated by the Just Time program. From curbing social harms related to substance abuse to improving mental health outcomes for participants, the program has proven its capacity to make a profound impact. Moreover, Just Time has demonstrated its ability to enhance employment prospects for parents, elevate lifetime earnings for children, and contribute to reducing rates of reoffending.

SGS' rigorous evaluation affirms the program's viability and significance. With a benefits-to-cost ratio (BCR) of 3.23, Just Time offers a compelling case for continued investment. The program's holistic approach fosters positive change, empowers individuals, and paves the way for a brighter future for incarcerated parents, their children, and society as a whole. Click here to learn more about the Just Time program.

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This project is related to the Evaluation of the 'Just Moving On' program project; click here to read more.

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