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NCJ Number: 148453 Find in a Library
Title: Developing Performance Measures for Criminal Justice Programs: Assessment and Evaluation Handbook Series No. 2
Author(s): J M Hatfield
Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Research and Statistics Association
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National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The effective evaluation of criminal justice programs depends on the availability of adequate financial resources, the purpose of program evaluation, and program type, and methods are described for evaluating programs funded under the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988.
Abstract: Four key steps are involved in program evaluation: (1) determine broad program purposes; (2) identify objectives of State criminal justice authorities; (3) determine how grant funding goals compare to the first two steps; and (4) complete a program comparison matrix. Program missions and purposes should be clarified in terms of system improvement, coordination, and crime reduction. In assessing program effectiveness, consideration should be given to performance indicators and results. A process is outlined for quantifiable program assessment that includes primary and secondary performance indicators. Techniques for measuring program performance and benefits of program evaluation are described. Appendixes contain quantified program assessment (QPA) rating charts, sample drug abuse treatment plans, and a formula for QPA scoring and calculations.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1988; Criminal justice program evaluation; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Evaluation techniques; Services effectiveness
Note: State Reporting and Evaluation Program
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