Evaluation

“Greg is very approachable – and this came through both during the planning stages and in his facilitation skills. He was able to generate discussion amongst forum attendees.”

Director of a major NGO about a series of national forums with clinicians and consumers

Nexus has extensive experience in the design, implementation and reporting of evaluations, ranging from large scale, methodologically rigorous studies to smaller, more pragmatic evaluations of the outcomes of government programs and services.

 

State-wide Parenting Program

A comprehensive evaluation, including a controlled study, of the NSW government’s implementation of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), a state-wide initiative being rolled out across NSW.

 

Disability Service Pilot

Evaluation of an innovative shared care pilot program for families of children with severe behavioural difficulties.

 
WorkCover Pilot Program
An evaluation of a proposed new model for intervening with companies that have been successfully prosecuted for serious breaches of work health and safety laws.

 
Isolated Patients’ Travel and Accommodation Scheme
Our review of the NSW government’s scheme to compensate rural patients for travel to specialist services led to significant reforms to the governance of the scheme.

 

Family Violence Services
Evaluations of a number of services including the Canterbury Bankstown Domestic Violence Service, the Mt Druitt Family Violence Service and the Victims Advocate Service in Campbelltown.

 

Evaluation Toolkits

The development of customised toolkits for Premier’s Department and Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care, incorporating outcomes hierarchies and characteristics of success.

Pharmacy Incentive Scheme
A major review, in partnership with IAB Services, of the NSW government’s incentive scheme to encourage the involvement of community pharmacists in dispensing methadone in community settings.

 

Crime Prevention Strategies

An evaluation of crime prevention strategies funded by the Attorney-General’s Department involving local government agencies working in partnership with local community stakeholders.

 

Smart Online, Safe Online

An evaluation of a public-private collaboration between the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), digital marketing group Profero and social venture group SOCIAL to educate young people about online risks.

 

Program Evaluation Training

Answering the fundamental question – how do we know if we are making a difference? – is often challenging for government organisations. It can be difficult to disentangle the effects of an agency’s services and programs from other effects. Nexus, in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration (IPAA) NSW, is equipping NSW government agencies with the skills to answer this question through customised workshops in program evaluation.