U.S. Department of Justice

Evaluation of Selected Institutional Offender Treatment Programs for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections: Executive Summary [and] Final Report

Publication year: 2009
This summary will give you a good look at one agencies verification of its programs’ ability to produce evidence-based outcomes. Five programs were “assessed to identify the effectiveness of each at providing evidence-based services”--Thinking for a Change, Batterer’s Intervention, Violence Prevention, and two sex offense specific programs (p.1). These programs were evaluated with the Evidence-Based Correctional Program Checklist (CPC) and the Evidence-Based Program Checklist--Group Assessment (CPC-GA). The overall mean for all programs was 54.9 percent with the effective range being 55-64.