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How Can I Design Valid and Reliable Performance Measures and Program Evaluations?

Four Tips from Idaho for Overhauling Correctional Programming

Council of State Governments Justice Center, 2017

Performance Measures in Community Corrections: Measuring Effective Supervision Practices with Existing Agency Data

Blasko, Brandy L., Karen A. Souza, Brittney Via, Sara Del Principe, and Faye S. Taxman, 2016

Best Practices for Effective Correctional Programs

Askew, LaQuana, 2016

This research brief examines those key concepts that demonstrate the components of an effective program.

Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) [Website]

Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), 2015

JRSA conducts and publishes multistate, policy-relevant research on justice issues; provides training and technical assistance to build research and evaluation capacity and knowledge of evidence-based practices at the state and local levels; and maintains information on state criminal and juvenile justice research and programs.

Advancing the Quality of Cost-Benefit Analysis for Justice Programs

Matthies, Carl, Vera Institute of Justice, 2014

Cost-benefit analysis is an economic assessment tool that compares the costs and benefits of policies and programs for the time they produce their impacts.

Document ID: 028035

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Model Programs Guide

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), 2014

The Model Programs Guide [MPG] is intended to be a central, reliable, and credible resource to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in juvenile justice-related programs and practices.

Risk Assessment Instruments Validated and Implemented in Correctional Settings in the United States: An Empirical Guide

Desmarais, SarahL., and Jay P. Singh, Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, 2013

Document ID: 028352

Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services

National Institute of Corrections (NIC), 2011

Document ID: 025172

Is This A Good Quality Outcome Evaluation Report? A Guide for Practitioners

Poulin, Mary, Orchowsky, Stan, and Jason Trask, U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, Center for Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement, Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2011

Document ID: 025537