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NCJ Number: 249762 Find in a Library
Title: Assessing Fidelity to a Logic Model: The National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF) Experience
Author(s): Alison R. Greene; Erika M. Ostlie; Raanan Kagan
Corporate Author: Carnevale Associates, LLC
United States of America

Southwest Institute for Research on Women
United States of America
Date Published: July 2015
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Carnevale Associates, LLC
Darnestown, MD 20874
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Southwest Institute for Research on Women
Grant Number: 2013-DC-BX-0081
Contract Number: LCFRD11C0007
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative); Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This presentation at the 2015 National Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference addresses logic models and how to develop them; the logic model of the juvenile drug court (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures Initiative (RF); how to use logic models to assess the fidelity of program implementation; linking program fidelity to program outcomes; and lessons learned from the national cross-site evaluation of the JDC/RF experience.
Abstract: In outlining the purpose of logic models, the presentation explains that they provide a “road map” or template for planning and implementing a new or revised program. The essential components of a logic model are listed. This is followed by an explanation of the application of the logic model to the development of a JDC. How to make and use a logic model are then explained, followed by a detailed explanation of the JDC/RF logic model. This includes descriptions of the features of the JDC and RF models, the integrated JDC/RF model, and the creation of a unified JDC/RF model . Next, steps are presented for the National Cross-Site Evaluation of JDC/RF programs. The evaluation steps were to define the evaluation focus; develop performance indicators; collect data; scoring; assess fidelity based on score; and link program fidelity to outcomes. The presentation concludes with a listing of lessons learned from the cross-site evaluation of JDC/RF programs.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug courts
Index Term(s): Juvenile drug treatment; Juvenile drug use; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Program evaluation; Program implementation; Services effectiveness; Treatment offender matching
Note: For related documents, see NCJ-249763 - 249772
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