Evident Change conducts program evaluations in juvenile justice, adult justice, child welfare, and adult protection to estimate the impact of various programs, initiatives, and system-reform efforts on the populations served. Our highly qualified and experienced research staff employ quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct impact and process evaluations using various research design and methodological approaches.
Selected evaluations include the following:
- Summative evaluations of four short-term commitment programs in juvenile justice facilities in Wisconsin.
- A process evaluation of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network that explored changes in gang violence as well as prevention and intervention strategies and effectiveness. This multi-year, multi-site evaluation included an assessment of the influence of internal and external forces on 13 cities in the Network, site visits to all the cities, strategic planning, and interviews with 60 team members, stakeholders, and advisory committee members.
- A federally funded evaluation of the national Parents Anonymous program. Evident Change conducted the only multi-site process and outcome evaluation of the Parents Anonymous child abuse prevention program. The evaluation used longitudinal qualitative and quantitative research methods to examine the outcomes associated with the parent leadership and support group.
- A multi-site process and outcome evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention–funded Community Assessment Centers (CAC). The evaluation provided evidence that CACs improve the juvenile justice system’s response to youth through an assessment-driven intervention strategy.