Introducing a gender-sensitive approach to pre-trial assessment and probation: Evaluation of an innovation in Kenya

Khan, O.P. 2018. Introducing a gender-sensitive approach to pre-trial assessment and probation: Evaluation of an innovation in Kenya. Probation Journal. 65 (2), pp. 184-200. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550518771167

TitleIntroducing a gender-sensitive approach to pre-trial assessment and probation: Evaluation of an innovation in Kenya
TypeJournal article
AuthorsKhan, O.P.
Abstract

This paper evaluates a pioneering project to introduce a gender-sensitive approach to working with women completing probation and community service orders in Kenya. The intervention consisted of context-specific research with women throughout Kenya, leading to adaptations to existing probation tools, followed by pilot implementation of a gender-sensitive approach. The evaluation explores the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of the intervention and presents opinions of implementing probation officers and sector experts. Findings suggest that the project genuinely broke new ground in terms of research on gender-sensitivity and quality of pre-trial reporting for women. Close adherence to the UN Bangkok Rules means the model and lessons are applicable both domestically and globally.

Keywordsgender-sensitive, probation, community service, pre-trial, pre-sentence report, non-custodial sentences, evaluation, Kenya, Bangkok rules
JournalProbation Journal
Journal citation65 (2), pp. 184-200
ISSN0264-5505
Year2018
PublisherSage
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550518771167
Web address (URL)http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0264550518771167
Publication dates
Published online29 Apr 2018

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