FAIR Evaluation

Digests of data analysis

Since September 2021, third-party evaluator Get the Data (GtD) has been monitoring and evaluating elements of the FAIR program to assess their impact on the young people who were referred to the program. This report provides an independent assessment of the impact of the programʼs legal representation on a young personʼs final disposition at a school disciplinary tribunal or a manifestation determination review (MDR) hearing. In doing so, it reports on whether the representation was provided directly by a qualified attorney (“direct representation”) or by a foster parent or caseworker trainged under the programʼs “Community Advocacy Support” (CAS) program.