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NCJ Number: 228962 Find in a Library
Title: OVC Technical Assistance Guide: Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime, Training and Technical Assistance Ctr (TTAC)
United States of America
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 8
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) - Designates documents available online, such as a PDF (URL access).
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide is part of the Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC's) online 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: This guide is intended to be used by program managers to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment of their community, its target populations, and the services available to the citizens. The 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 is organized around six key steps needed for conducting a successful assessment: 1) formulate needs assessment questions; 2) review existing data sources; 3) collect new data; 4) analyze data; 5) report findings; and 6) use the findings. In addition, the guide contains a resource section that includes references, glossary, and appendixes.
Main Term(s): Needs assessment
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community relations; Community resources; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); Police community relations; Program evaluation
Note: For additional guides in this series, see NCJ-228961 and NCJ-228963-64.
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