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Research Report: Outreach legal services and complex needs: what works? Justice issues paper 12
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Appendix 3: Studies identified


Stage 1:

Ninety-eight studies were identified, from an initial list of hundreds of returns as potentially relevant in the initial search. These were recorded onto an Endnote database.

Stages 2 and 3:

Thirty-nine studies which appeared to be evaluation reports on relevant outreach, were retrieved in abstract or full text, and considered in more detail against inclusion criteria. These studies were:

Abbot, S & Hobby, L 2000, 'Welfare benefits advice in primary care: evidence of improvements in health', Public Health, no. 114, pp. 324-327.

Blake Stevenson Ltd & OPM, 2003, Legal information and advice provision in Scotland: a review of evidence, Scottish Executive Social Research, Edinburgh, Available at: <http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/47049/0029631.pdf>.

Buck, A, Tam, T & Fisher, C 2007, Putting money advice where the need is: evaluating the potential for advice provision in different outreach locations, LSRC Research Paper no. 16, Legal Services Research Centre, London, Available at: <http://www.lsrc.org.uk/publications/Outreach.pdf>.

Bulloch, S 2004, An evaluation of the Community Legal Service Pilot Partnerships, Research Findings no.49/2004, Scottish Executive Social Research, Edinburgh, Available at: <http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/47060/0029583.pdf>.

Curran, L 2007, Ensuring justice and enhancing human rights: a report on improving legal aid service delivery to reach vulnerable and disadvantaged people, La Trobe Law, Bundoora, Vic, Available at: <https://senate.aph.gov.au/submissions/comittees/viewdocument.aspx?id=8411d778-7be5-413d-9ffb-28fdbbbb38dd>.

Day, L, Collard, S & Hay, C 2008, Money advice outreach evaluation: qualitative outcomes for clients, Legal Services Research Centre, London, Available at: <http://www.lsrc.org.uk/publications/DebtOutreachOutcomesClients.pdf>.

Day, L, Collard, S & Davies, V 2008, Money advice outreach evaluation: the provider and partner perspectives, Legal Services Research Centre, London, Available at: <http://www.lsrc.org.uk/publications/DebtOutreachProviderPartnerPerspectives.pdf>.

Dimos, D 2008, Civil law ALS Outreach review, Legal Aid NSW, Sydney, Available at: <http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/data/portal/00000005/public/24799001229058541336.pdf>.

Domestic Violence & Incest Resource Centre 2004, Developing an integrated response to family violence in Victoria: issues and directions, Melbourne, Available at: <http://www.dvirc.org.au/UpdateHub/Integrated%20Respose%20Issues%20PaperNoAppendices.pdf>.

Domestic Violence & Incest Resource Centre 2005, 101 ways great and small to prevent family violence, Melbourne, Available at: <http://www.dvirc.org.au/PublicationsHub/101WaysPrevent.htm>.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction (EMCDDA) 2001, Guidelines for the evaluation of outreach work: a manual for outreach practitioners, Luxembourg, Available at: <http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/index.cfm?fuseaction=public.Content&nNodeID=1576&sLanguageISO=EN>.

Funston, R & Hitter, M 2006, Prisoners Legal Service review, Legal Aid NSW, Sydney, Available at: <http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/data/portal/00000005/public/48618001159334571125.pdf>.

Gillespie, M, et al. 2007, Money advice for vulnerable groups: final evaluation report, Scottish Executive, Glasgow, Available at: <http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/171671/0047978.pdf>.

Goldie, C 2003, PILCH Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic: evaluation report, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public law, Sydney.

Grace, M & Previte, J 2000, Evaluation of the Women's Justice Network, Margaret Grace and Associates, Bardon, Qld.

Hall, L, et al. 2001, 'Is untargeted outreach visiting in primary care effective? A pragmatic randomised controlled trial', Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 109-113, Available at: <http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/23/2/109>.

Hartlepool New Deals for Communities 2004, Evaluation report on the Money Advice and Debt Counselling Service Project, Hartlepool, UK, Available at: <http://www.ndc.org.uk/documents/MoneyAdviceandDebtCounsellingService.doc>.

Kerry, N & Pennell, S 2001, San Diego Homeless Court Program: a process and impact evaluation, San Diego Association of Governments, San Diego.

Keyatta, D, Skafte-Zauss, C & Rosenfeld, M 2007, Hunter Homeless Law and Advocacy Service Pilot Project: final report, Mission Australia and Sparke Helmore.

Kilner, D 2007, Housing Legal Clinic final evaluation report, Welfare Rights Centre SA, unpublished, Adelaide.

Legal Aid NSW 2008, 'Spotlight on outreach services', Verbals, no. 51, pp. 7–19, Available at: <http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/data/portal/00000005/public/34824001223505244172.pdf>.

Mackintosh, J, et al. 2006, 'Randomised controlled trial of welfare rights advice accessed via primary health care: pilot study [ISRCTN61522618]', BMC Public Health, vol. 6, no. 162, pp. 10, Available at: <http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/6/162>.

Macmillen, L & Perkins, H 2005, 'Mental health projects', in Innovation in the Community Legal Service: a review of 22 projects supported through the Partnership Initiative budget, Legal Services Commission, London.

Monro, R 2002, 'Elder abuse and legal remedies: practical realities?' Reform, no. 81, pp. 42–46.

National Pro Bono Resource Centre 2006, Regional, rural and remote pro bono: models and opportunities, Sydney, Available at: <http://www.nationalprobono.org.au/publications/documents/RRRPaper.pdf>.

Opinion Leader Research 2007, Evaluation of the Financial Inclusion Fund Face-to-Face Debt Advice Project: final report for stage one of the evaluation, Available at: <http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file41405.pdf>.

Perkins, H & Macmillen, L 2005, 'Primary health care projects', in Innovation in the Community Legal Service: a review of 22 projects supported through the Partnership Initiative budget, Legal Services Commission, London.

Pleasence, P, et al. 2007, A helping hand: the impact of debt advice on people's lives, Research Findings 15, Legal Services Research Centre, London, Available at: <http://www.lsrc.org.uk/publications/Impact.pdf>.

Previte, J & Pini, B 2002, Women's Justice Network evaluation 2002, Legal Aid Queensland, Brisbane.

Queensland PILCH 2003, The Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic: end of pilot report, Brisbane.

Rennie, FW, Greller, W & Mackay, M 2002, Review of international best practice in service delivery to remote and rural areas, Scottish Executive Social Research, Edinburgh, Available at: <http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/46997/0025635.pdf>.

Riddell, S, et al. 2006, The future delivery of advice and information services for additional support needs in Scotland: Report 2, Scottish Executive Education Department, Edinburgh, Available at: <http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/140971/0034793.pdf>.

Ryan, P & Merlo, R 2005, Family Homeless Prevention Pilot: final evaluation report, RPR Consulting, Canberra, <http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/housing/pubs/homelessfamilies/fhpp/Pages/default.aspx>.

Sherr, L, et al. 2002, A stitch in time: accessing and funding welfare rights through Health Service Primary Care. An evaluation of primary care based specialist welfare rights advice provision in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, London, Available at: <http://www.lho.org.uk/viewResource.aspx?id=8763>.

Smith, M & Patel, A 2008, Money advice outreach evaluation: cost and effectiveness of the outreach pilots, LSRC Research Paper no. 22, Legal Services Commission, London, Available at: <http://www.lsrc.org.uk/publications/DebtOutreachCostEffectiveness.pdf>.

Steele, J & Seargeant, J 1999, Access to legal services: the contribution of alternative approaches, Policy Studies Institute, London, Available at: <http://www.psi.org.uk/publications/publication.asp?publication_id=3>.

Turley, C & White, C 2007, Assessing the impact of advice for people with debt problems, Legal Services Research Centre, London, Available at: <http://www.lsrc.org.uk/publications/bmrb.pdf>.

Westwood Spice 2005, Evaluation report: Homeless Persons' Legal Service, PIAC, Unpublished, Sydney.

Williams, T 2004, Review of research into the impact of debt advice, Legal Services Research Centre, London, Available at: <http://www.lsrc.org.uk/publications/impactlitrev.pdf>.

Reports appraised but excluded

The following reports were appraised on the basis of the rigour of their methodology (see Table A.1 above), but excluded from the review as they did not meet the criteria (due to the methodology, as reported) for inclusion as 'qualitative research'. Most of the following either did not report their methodology in sufficient detail to be assessed and used in the analysis, or were simply descriptions of projects.

Legal Aid NSW 2008, 'Spotlight on outreach services', Verbals, no. 51, pp. 7-19, Available at: <http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/data/portal/00000005/public/34824001223505244172.pdf>.

Queensland PILCH 2003, The Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic: end of pilot report, Brisbane.

Steele, J & Sergeant, J 1999, Access to legal services: the contribution of alternative approaches, Policy Studies Institute, London, Available at: <http://www.psi.org.uk/publications/publication.asp?publication_id=3>.

Macmillen, L & Perkins, H 2005, 'Mental health projects', in Innovation in the Community Legal Service: a review of 22 projects supported through the Partnership Initiative budget, Legal Services Commission, London.

Perkins, H & Macmillen, L 2005, 'Primary health care projects', in Innovation in the Community Legal Service: a review of 22 projects supported through the Partnership Initiative budget, Legal Services Commission, London.



  


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