Youth Focused Policing: Sample Impact Evaluation Plans

Youth Focused Policing: Sample Impact Evaluation Plans

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These sample evaluation plans illustrate the evaluation process for five law enforcement youth programs. They demonstrate how various components of a program build on each other to display the impact of a program. They provide applied examples of the impact evaluation process, as demonstrated in the diagram below:

Read more about the eight steps of impact evaluation.

These plans include examples of programs that fall under five youth program categories:

  • Athletics: Programs or services involving athletic or recreational activities to improve relationships between youth and law enforcement Athletics

     

  • Diversion: Programs or services designed to provide early intervention for juvenile offenders to avoid entry into the criminal or juvenile justice systemDiversion

     

  • Mentoring: Programs or services in which law enforcement officers serve as mentors to youth in need of guidance and positive adult relationshipmentoring

     

  • Prevention and/or Intervention: Programs or services that target youth at risk for delinquency or have exhibited problem behavior
Prevention
  • Youth Police Academy: A modified version of a police academy used to educate youth on the basics of law enforcement and to engage with police officers

    academy

     

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