The National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime (NASDC) has been highlighted as an example of 'best practice' in proving sport's effectiveness for rehabilitating offenders and preventing criminal behaviour. 

Upshot, the industry-leading online monitoring and evaluation platform, chose last week's International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (#IDSDP2017) to emphasise the importance of being able to monitor and evaluate sport's impact on health, education, employment, social justice and community cohesion.

Upshot's platform helps over 650 not-for-profit organisations manage and monitor their community projects and, most importantly, helps them produce solid evidence to prove their impact, celebrate successes and improve on what they do. 

Upshot selected the NASDC as "a good example of how sport can work together with the development and criminal justice sectors to achieve maximum impact." 

Highlighted alongside the NASDC was Fight For Peace, whose 'five pillars' methodology of supporting young people's development has spread globally through a huge network of partners. UPSHOT noted its "robust and effective measurement approach." 

The NASDC, powered by the 2nd Chance Group, convenes key stakeholders to support the delivery of best practice, policy and strategy across criminal justice and Sport for Development sector. It also provides a global platform to share learning, information and celebrate success. 

A key part of the Alliance's impact on the sector in future years will be the Theory of Change, a set of guidelines for how sport's impact should be measured across five key performance indicators. Ultimately, it will improve the quality and consistency of delivery across England and Wales, and help build a national evidence base that will support the case for increased investment.