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Technical Assistance: Evaluation

Advancing Evidence Based Practice

http://www.advancingebp.org/

 

American Evaluation Association (AEA)

http://www.eval.org/

Research Capacity Building

Purpose:

  • to provide guidance to DFID staff, Research Programme Consortia and multi–organizational research groups with partners in both the North and South
  • to convey the importance of Capacity Building (CB).

Goals of capacity building:

  • to facilitate individual and organizational learning (builds social capital and trust)
  • develop knowledge, skills and attitudes
  • to set objectives, achieve results, solve problems, and create adaptive procedures (survive in the long run)
Evaluation Toolkit

Common Evaluation Steps:

STEP 1: Define the program objectives in such a way that they can be objectively measured

STEP 2: Decide on the kind of analysis you want to conduct

STEP 3: Select a general evaluation research design: before and after or comparison groups

STEP 4: Select the sources of information

STEP 5: Decide what measurement methods to use

STEP 6: Conduct the research for the evaluation

Hiring and Working with an Evaluator

Hiring and working with an Evaluator

  • narrated slideshow
  • discusses the steps involved in hiring and working with an external program evaluator
  • discusses ways program staff can actively participate in the evaluation process
  • discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of hiring an evaluator
  • resources related to finding and funding an evaluator

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy7oZqi-x8c&feature=youtu.be
Script:

http://www.jrsa.org/njjec/narratedpowerpoints/Hiring_and_Working_with_an_Evaluator_Script.pdf
Logic Model Builder

The logic model is a framework and a way of thinking that helps us design results-based programs and have data to answer important questions.

Logic models are useful in program planning, implementation, evaluation and communications

Six components that we consider essential to logic model development: the situation that gives rise to priority setting and is the foundation of any logic model, input, output, outcomes, assumptions; and external factors.

Juvenile Justice

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

https://www.ncjrs.gov/

OJJDP’s Performance Measures

Designed to help you:
- better understand performance measurement
-learn about OJJDP's performance reporting requirements and resources
-access important Federal performance measurement resources-
-review OJJDP's performance
http://www.ojjdp.gov/grantees/pm/

Models For Change

http://www.modelsforchange.net/index.html

Tribal Programs:

Tribal Youth Program

http://www.tribalyouthprogram.org/

National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center (NJJEC) Resources

Sustainability Toolkit For Service Providers

http://www.jrsa.org/njjec/tk-sustainability-sp/index.htm

Sustainability Toolkit for Grantors

http://www.jrsa.org/njjec/tk-sustainability-gr/index.htm

Performance Measure Guide

The topics covered include:
1. Defining Goals, Objectives, and Activities
2. Types of Performance Measures
3. Characteristics of Good Performance Measures
4. Developing Instructions for Reporting Performance Measures
5. Program Goal, Objectives and Activities Worksheet
http://www.jrsa.org/njjec/pm-guide/index.htm