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NCJ Number: 228963 Find in a Library
Title: OVC Technical Assistance Guide: Hiring a Local Evaluator
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime, Training and Technical Assistance Ctr (TTAC)
United States of America
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 7
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 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: 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. Not all program managers, however, have the time or the expertise to conduct a program evaluation. This guide, from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, is intended to assist managers in making the decision about whether to conduct the evaluation themselves or hire an outside evaluator. The guide has four sections: 1) questions to consider when making this decision; 2) the advantages and disadvantages of hiring an outside evaluator; 3) what to look for in hiring an outside evaluator, what their competancies are, and what their role and responsibilities should be; and 4) how to find an outside, local evaluator. A resource section includes a list of organizations that can provide additional assistance and a glossary of terms used in the guide. 3 exhibits, and 2 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-228961-62 and NCJ-228964.
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