MOPAC evaluation report finds Drive can be successfully replicated beyond its pilot sites

Drive welcomes the publication of the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC)’s evaluation report, which looks into our work in Croydon and finds that the Drive Project is replicable. The report shows Drive is keeping victims safer in line with the positive findings of the University of Bristol evaluation of our pilot project. 

This reflects the hard work of all the partners involved including Rise Mutual who deliver the service on the ground, as well as Croydon council and MOPAC who commission the intervention.  

Drive is operating in six sites across England and Wales and is growing, with a new site in South Gloucestershire launched this month, and further sites to be announced in 2020 to 2021. 

Director of Drive, Kyla Kirkpatrick said:  

“It is reassuring to have more formal evidence that Drive can be successfully replicated. Every site is different. There are different relationships to build, different levels of crime, different population characteristics. Drive partners work together to tailor our response to perpetrators to fit that local need, and in every site, we build our learning to share with others. We’d like to thank MOPAC, Croydon council and all our partners and look forward to continuing to deliver Drive in Croydon.” 

Alison Kennedy from FJC, Violence Reduction Network in Croydon said:  

We really pleased to see this report. Victims tell us that Drive is helping them to feel safer and we’re delighted that this has come through in the evaluation.”  

The Drive partnership looks forward to continued work with partners to deliver Drive in Croydon. 

Read the evaluation