Demystifying Program Evaluation in Criminal Justice: A Guide for Practitioners
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA)
Evaluation in criminal justice is vital to improving program effectiveness, increasing efficiency, and improving public safety. This article helps demystify the evaluation process and offers practical advice for practitioners endeavoring to evaluate a program. Processes for internal evaluation and external evaluation partnerships are described. Criminal justice practitioners are encouraged to understand the research process and conduct evaluations of their programs and practices. [CVRL Note: see also Part II: Protecting Participants of Social Sciences Research.] (Author Abstract)
Training for Service Providers, Professional Development, Victim Services, Victim Assistance, Logic Models, Research Questions, Research Design, Outcomes, Effectiveness, Evidence-based Practices, Program Evaluation
Reichert, J., & Gatens, A. (2019). Demystifying program evaluation in criminal justice: A guide for practitioners. Chicago, IL: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 12 pgs.