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Title: Evaluating Juvenile Justice Programs: A Design Monograph for State Planners
Author(s): J C Coldren; T Bynum
Corporate Author: Community Research Associates
United States of America
Project Director: J Thome
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 83
Sponsoring Agency: Community Research Associates
Champaign, IL 61820
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: OJP-85-C-007
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph explains evaluation strategies to State juvenile justice specialists, State advisory groups, juvenile program administrators, and others interested in learning more about the processes and outcomes produced by Formula Grants projects under the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
Abstract: This primer provides practical advice on the creation or enhancement of evaluation programs within the scope of budgetary, staffing, time, and other administrative obstacles. In its explanation of the variety and types of program evaluations that can be used by juvenile justice specialists, this monograph shows that Formula Grant programs are more suited to sophisticated evaluation than many had previously thought. The monograph suggests ways to overcome obstacles to effective evaluation such as lack of resources, service delivery priorities, and time constraints and focuses on the use of existing data. Advice is offered on the improvement of communication between the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the States regarding evaluation standards. Topics covered include incentives for and the logic of evaluation, evaluation approaches, and the organization of an evaluation program. 4 references, a glossary, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Juvenile program evaluation
Index Term(s): Evaluation criteria; State planning agencies
Note: From the Technical Reference and Information Series.
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