Evaluation of the Conferencing Conciliation Model

HOI was appointed by Court Services Victoria in 2015-2016 to undertake an evaluation of the Conciliation Conferencing model (CCM) implemented in the Children’s Court in Victoria. The CCM was introduced as a referral option by the Children’s Court in 2011 to ensure a less adversarial approach to deciding child protection matters and to facilitate constructive and informed engagement amongst relevant parties. 

This consultancy comprised the following activities: stakeholder consultations to inform the development of the evaluation plan; environmental analysis; additional stakeholder consultations; cost effectiveness assessment; presentation of key issues and findings to the Evaluation Steering Group; and delivery of a Final Evaluation Report which was accepted by Court Services Victoria.