Evaluation / Program Evaluation
American Evaluation Association – an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness, Fairhaven, MA.
Blueprints for Violence Prevention – How do we know what works? Blueprints, a project of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado, provide answers to that question. The Blueprints mission is to identify truly outstanding violence and drug prevention programs that meet a high scientific standard of effectiveness, Boulder, CO.
Center for Program Evaluation, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice – useful resources for planning and implementing program evaluations and for developing program performance measures, Washington, DC.
Center for Evaluation Innovation – pushing evaluation practice in new directions and into new arenas. We specialize in areas that are hard to measure, like advocacy and systems change. We promote cutting-edge and new methods for evaluating policy change, Washington, DC.
Communication Resource Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – useful provides access to some key communication planning resources and tools to help partners, grantees, media, and communities plan, implement and evaluate communication activities to impact knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and social norms relating to injuries and violence, Atlanta, GA.
The Community Tool Box Evaluation Resources – promoting community health and development by connecting people, ideas and resources, Lawrence, KS.
Chapter 36. Introduction to Evaluation
Chapter 37. Operations in Evaluating Community Interventions
Chapter 38. Methods for Evaluating Comprehensive Community Initiatives
Chapter 39. Using Evaluation to Understand and Improve the Initiative
Domestic Violence Evidence Project – is designed to helps state coalitions, local domestic violence programs, researchers, and other allied individuals and organizations better respond to the growing emphasis on identifying and integrating evidence-based practice in their work. To support the project, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence received funds from the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, Family and Youth Services Bureau at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Harrisburg, PA. Read announcement new release, February 10, 2013.
Empowerment Evaluation Tools & Exchange – the central repository for tools and resources related to empowerment evaluation within a prevention context. This site was created as a place for members of the CDC-funded DELTA and EMPOWER collaboratives to access and post relevant materials for using empowerment evaluation to build the prevention capacity of state and local entities.
Evaluation: What's In It for You? – free resources from the webinar on November 16, 2009, hosted by the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research and Safe States Alliance.
Innovation Network – a nonprofit organization working to share planning and evaluation tools and know-how. We provide consulting, training, and online tools for nonprofits and funders, Washington, DC.
Understanding Evidence – is the first online tool of its kind. This free, online resource offers local practitioners and others working to prevent violence knowledge and resources for using evidence in their decision-making process. It is designed primarily for violence prevention practitioners, but anyone working to prevent violence in their communities will find the information useful, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grantees, researchers, program evaluators, technical assistance providers and decisions markers, Atlanta, GA. Read launch announcement.