Criminal Justice

Social Innovation

Education, Childhood and Youth

Incomes, Work and Poverty

Housing & Homelessness


How We Change Policy

Our aim is to make a real-world difference to policy-making by conducting research using innovative methods, co-produced with policy-makers, services and service users. We make a range of resources available to support policy-makers and practitioners. These help people to establish what works, disseminate findings on specific policies and share our insights on innovative methods.

Latest News and Events

Latest News

Trauma and Community Justice

A new issue of the British Journal is now available. The theme which presents itself across the papers in this open issue is that of trauma – of…

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Latest Events

PERU events at Insights ’22

The PERU team are supporting this year’s Insights ’22 Festival co-ordinated by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (online, 11-20 May……

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Our Expertise

We undertake evaluations and applied research projects in the public and voluntary sectors.