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Corrections Research, Evaluation and Statistics (CRES) collects, analyses, interprets and disseminates information to assist Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) planning, policy formulation and operational management. It also provides an information, analysis and advice service to the CSNSW Commissioner, the Minister for Police and Justice and responds to requests from outside CSNSW.
CRES aims to deliver research, evaluation and statistical information through the most up to date methodology and project management, the best use of resources and the development of working partnerships.
At present, CRES comprises of a range of research professionals, information and data analysts and a small group of administrative/support staff. In addition, specialist research professionals are employed to undertake specific research projects on behalf of CRES.