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NCJ Number: 228961 Find in a Library
Title: OVC Technical Assistance Guide: Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime, Training and Technical Assistance Ctr (TTAC)
United States of America
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime, Training and Technical Assistance Ctr (TTAC)
Fairfax, VA 22030
OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Technical Assistance
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This online guide is part of the Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC's) series of technical assistance guides that serve as tools for victim service providers and allied professionals that need to conduct program evaluations or needs assessments.
Abstract: Conducting program evaluations is an important part of operating and managing any program. This step allows program managers to determine whether their programs are meeting the needs of their client base and achieving the overall goals of their program. This guide from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, is part of a series of technical guides that provide assistance to victim service providers and other professionals in conducting outcome evaluations and needs assessments of their programs. The guide contains five main goals for program officials: 1) develop an evaluation plan for collecting data on performance measures; 2) establish measureable goals and objectives; 3) design and conduct the program evaluation; 4) identify measures that show the impact of the program's activities; and 5) use the results of the evaluation to refine and improve services. References, resources, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Program evaluation
Index Term(s): Criminal justice program evaluation; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); Performance requirements; Personnel evaluation; Program design; Program evaluation review techniques; Program implementation; Program monitoring; Program planning
Note: For additional guides in this series, see NCJ-228962-64.
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