Plan and design a criminal justice policy or program evaluation, including how the evaluation would be implemented; and present proposed changes to the policy or program based on the hypothetical evaluation results.

EVALUATION PAPER

What does each part of the evaluation process—planning, design, and implementation—look like in the example you chose?

Part of building a culture of continuous improvement is planning, designing, and implementing effective evaluations that will provide meaningful answers. Another aspect is using the findings of the evaluation to revise programs or design new policies that will correct problems or fill in any identified gaps.

In this summative assessment, you plan and design a criminal justice policy or program evaluation, including how the evaluation would be implemented; and present proposed changes to the policy or program based on the hypothetical evaluation results.

Research and select a criminal justice policy or program for evaluation.

Complete Parts 1 and 2 below.

Part 1: Evaluation of a Criminal Justice Policy or Program

Write an 875- to 1,050-word paper describing the plan, design, and implementation of your evaluation. Address the following in your paper:

Describe the criminal justice policy or program to be evaluated, including its goals, objectives, strategies, and activities.

Describe the importance of the proposed evaluation for this policy or program.

Identify the questions that the evaluation should answer.

Identify a problem-solving model for the evaluation.

Determine the evaluation methods that should be used.

Explain how the evaluation will be implemented, including how data will be collected and analyzed.

Propose a way of organizing and analyzing the data to best answer the evaluation questions.

Plan and design a criminal justice policy or program evaluation, including how the evaluation would be implemented; and present proposed changes to the policy or program based on the hypothetical evaluation results.