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 you 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-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.
Cite at least 2 sources to support your paper.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Part 2: Policy or Program Changes Based on Evaluation Results
Create a 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation (not including title slide and reference slide) in which you propose changes to the policy or program based on hypothetical evaluation results. Address the following in your presentation:
- Explain the expected findings of the evaluation.
- Based on your expected findings, suggest at least 2 possible revisions to the policy or program.
- Describe how you would design and implement your suggested updates.