The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) -Family by Family Cost Benefit Analysis


Project Background

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) exists to develop, test and spread innovations that change lives for the people who need it most.Intervention at crisis points generates large economic and social costs, which has prompted a response from the South Australian government to target programs which reduce the number of families needing crisis services.TACSI’s Family by Family initiative is designed to reduce the number of families coming into contact with crisis services and promote an environment for families to thrive rather than just survive.  Visit the TACSI website for more information.

Project Overview

AECOM is working with TACSI to conduct a review of a cost benefit analysis methodology forthe Family by Family program to demonstrate a more rigorous approach and support the development of a compelling business case.

Project Outcomes and Benefits

This project aims to ensure that the data and advice in the cost benefit analysis is robust and reliable, so that the Family by Family initiative may successfully;

  • strengthen community capability/connections and program model
  • improve articulation of the benefit and savings to the child protection system, and
  • have a greater likelihood of a nationwide rollout.

Project Update

In progress.