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NCJ Number: NCJ 176292     Find in a Library
Title: How Are We Doing? A Guide to Local Program Evaluation
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 97-DD-BX-K003
Publication Number: ISBN 0-934513-73-2
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide seeks to help communities reap the benefits of evaluation in their crime prevention work by planning and executing evaluations that meet their needs.
Abstract: Part One of the guide reviews some basic evaluation terms, lays out benefits of evaluation, demystifies the concept of evaluation as a process, shows how evaluation links with program planning and describes how to develop a request for proposals and select an evaluator. The second part lays out the kinds of evaluation approaches, the kinds of measurements and the kinds of tools that program organizers and evaluators might use jointly to develop a detailed evaluation work plan. The third part describes ways to structure a communications effort focused on evaluation results, how to display and present for easy analysis the key data to be shared and ways to use the data to support and strengthen a program. The final part provides an extended list of specific evaluation references and resources. Notes, figures, appendixes, references
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Community action programs ; Community resources ; Crime Control Programs ; Program evaluation ; Community involvement ; Community crime prevention programs ; Public Opinion of Crime ; Program design ; McGruff
   
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