Research Assistant, Criminal Justice Team
areas of expertise
Petra Collins is a Research Assistant on the Criminal Justice team within PHI. Her main role is to provide detailed monthly reports on criminal justice and Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) data to Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens Drug and Alcohol Action Teams outlining all significant aspects of their performance and any emerging trends. Petra is also involved in criminal justice/ DIP/ drug treatment research at the Institute. Her qualifications include: MSc Health (Promotion, Policy and Research); BSc Health, Fitness and Leisure Studies.
Petra Collins's Publications
Merseyside Annual DIP Report: DIP Activity (April 2014 – March 2015)
This report complements the existing monthly performance reports by providing an annual snapshot of the criminal justice data provided by the treatment agencies for the Drug Interventions Programme across Merseyside. It aims to provide the Merseyside Criminal Justice teams and commissioners with summary information regarding the characteristics of the clients accessing treatment between April 2014 and March 2015, detailing the route of entry to DIP, the demographic information captured during the assessment process, as well as information around assessment outcomes. This information should be used to assist stakeholders in targeting resources more effectively, particularly in the current climate of diminishing funding and increasing levels of client engagement.
DIP Merseyside Demographics Report 2013/14 (April 2013 – March 2014)
The main objective of the Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) is to identify and engage with drug using offenders in the criminal justice system (CJS) in order to channel them into appropriate treatment services. In line with research evidence it assumes that if this treatment is effective it will result in reduced drug use and therefore reduced levels of offending. This report aims to provide the Merseyside DIP teams and commissioners with summary information regarding the characteristics of the clients who were assessed between April 2011 and March 2014.
Merseyside Annual DIP Report: Drug Testing (April 2014 – March 2015)
The Annual Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) Report series aims to complement the existing monthly DIP reports that are produced at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) by providing an annual snapshot of the criminal justice data provided by Merseyside police and the treatment agencies for DIP across Merseyside. The reports link the identification of drug misusing offenders via the criminal justice process with the data from Public Health England’s (PHE) Criminal Justice data set for data entry tool (CJIT DET) in order to monitor the continuity of care process under the DIP process. The Annual DIP report is split across three separate reports: Drug Testing; DIP Activity; and Performance Indicators. This is the first of three reports in the Annual DIP Report series to be released for 2014/15 and focuses on drug testing across Merseyside between April 2012 and March 2015, with an emphasis on the most recent financial year – April 2014 to March 2015. This is to help merge the data from the monthly DIP reports into a useful overview for the year and highlight emerging trends across Merseyside. This report focuses on the seven Merseyside custody suites which carried out drug tests between April 2012 and March 2015 and provides a breakdown of the demographic details captured during the drug testing process. This report aims to complement the findings from previous similar reports on this topic, as well as the DIP monthly reports, in order to provide Merseyside police and local Drug (Alcohol) Action Teams (D(A)AT) with up to date information regarding the clients who are arrested and drug tested in these custody suites.