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Circle is a charity based in Edinburgh that provides community-based support to marginalised children and families across Scotland. They run a through care service for mothers leaving prison and their families that aims to reduce reoffending.

The charity wanted to understand the effectiveness and value of their services to reduce reoffending and so approached PBE.

David Horn, Economic Adviser in the Scottish Government, worked with Circle, considering the overall cost to society of women re-offending, and the costs of Circle's intervention.

He undertook a break-even analysis to determine that the service would need to reduce reoffending of between 3% and 13% for there to be a net benefit to society, which the charity believes is highly likely.

The full report is below.

Our sincere thanks to David Horn for his hard work.

14th November 2013