Best Practice

One of the objectives of the DOMICE Project was to help jurisdictions to improve the way in which they organise and deliver the case management of offenders.  Through the telephone interviews and Focus Groups the project sought examples of good or innovative practice so that these could be shared between jurisdictions.

There is little reliable empirical research about the effectiveness of different arrangements and practices.  Without such evidence the project cannot say with authority what is "good" or "best".  In addition, "good" and "best" are not absolute; what is "good" in the circumstances and culture of one jurisdiction may be inappropriate in another.

The links to the left show the structure in which the project asked for and organised examples.  The examples are those which seem to the project to illustrate a universal case management principle or which are unusual, innovative or promising; they will be of interest to jurisdictions looking at further development. 

The list is not exhaustive or exclusive.  The project only knows about what it was informed about and what those attending the Focus Groups were aware of; it ‘does not know what it does not know'. At the moment there is not necessarily an example under every heading; there is scope for this "library" to grow.  Resources did not allow for information received by the project to be independently checked and verified.

Initiatives and projects can be added to the "library" by contacting Tony Grapes at