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NCJ Number: 192825 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Resource for Evaluating Child Advocacy Centers
Author(s): Shelly L. Jackson Ph.D.
Date Published: July 2004
Page Count: 414
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation; Technical Assistance
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This resource book, written expressly for administrators of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC's), is designed to give those administrators who have varying amounts of evaluation experience the knowledge required to conduct either one-time or ongoing evaluations.
Abstract: The evaluations presented use criteria for effectiveness based on the National Children's Alliance membership standards, excluding organizational structure. These standards encompass seven core components: child-friendly facility, multidisciplinary team, child investigative interview, medical examination, mental health services, victim advocacy, and case review. The first chapter introduces evaluation concepts, followed by a chapter that discusses the importance of evaluation and its benefits, along with barriers to evaluation and ways to overcome them. Chapter 3 discusses the need for and how to assemble an evaluation team, and the next three chapters present detailed information on the three most common types of program evaluations, namely, program monitoring evaluations, outcome evaluations, and impact evaluations. Two other chapters discuss issues related to recruiting and retaining participants in an evaluation and outline essential issues that must be addressed before executing an evaluation. The remaining three chapters provide information on data collection and analysis and discuss the primary components of an evaluation report. Eight appendices complement the chapters by providing various sample measures, findings from a telephone interview with CAC administrators, references, and a glossary.
Main Term(s): Juvenile program evaluation
Index Term(s): Child development; Child protection services; Evaluation criteria; Evaluation measures; Evaluation utilization; Family advocacy programs; Program evaluation; Youth advocacy organizations
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