Junction is committed to meaningful change to improve client outcomes based on sound research and evidence. To support this, Junction commenced a three year research partnership with the University of Adelaide in 2018. The partnership provides Junction with the expertise and knowledge to strengthen its position as a social innovator.
The partnership has three main outcomes:
Monitoring and evaluation is critical in all of Junction’s work. A set framework for each portfolio enables systematic data collection, data analysis and comparison and sound knowledge to improve Junction’s services.
The UoA & Junction have partnered to develop an Outcomes framework based on existing research that guides service development and reform within the organization.
A part of the partnership is to develop an understanding of how Junction as an organization responds internally to change. As a result Junction have been able to implement new strategies and support to enable smoother transitions during a time which is often considered to be daunting. For example, this includes the implementation of new systems and most recently how Junction responded to COVID-19.
The University of Adelaide provides insight into new opportunities that will enable Junction to grow and develop.