Good Shepherd Services Evaluation Guidebook

Evaluation Workplan prepared by the Graduate Research Fellows for Good Shepherd Services. In this document, we provide details and additional resources as supplements that will be useful for implementing the Evaluation Workplan. For example, we present more information on the Sanctuary Model, the Missouri Model, and Solutions-Based Casework. We also present expanded discussion on the concept of logic models and theories of change. This Guidebook includes additional information on evaluation techniques most appropriate for Good Shepherd Services. The material presented in this document will be most useful for agency staff members who will plan and execute evaluations of the youth justice programs at Good Shepherd Services.

HOUR Children Evaluation Work Plan

HC_workplancoverHour Children’s mission is to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent and secure lives. Hour Children’s vision is to break the cycle of inter-generational incarceration. To accomplish this, Hour Children provides compassionate and comprehensive services and encourages all to live and interact with dignity and respect.

Good Shepherd Services Evaluation Work Plan

This work plan was drafted specifically for the youth justice programs at Good Shepherd Services (GSS), to serve as a tool for its continued use in aiding court-involved youth. A key part of the GSS mission is to surround at-risk New York City youth and their families with a web of support that promotes self-sufficiency. The LIFE program at GSS is based on a theory of change that incarceration and removal of youth from their home negatively affects their physical and psychological well-being, academic progress, and emotional development. The program provides services focusing on education, family, and community engagement designed to provide juveniles with more structured time for pro-social activities.

The DOME Project Evaluation Work Plan

DOME_workplan_thumbThis work plan was drafted specifically for The DOME Project and its Bridge to Success Program to serve as a tool for its continued use in aiding court-involved youth. The DOME Bridge to Success ATD program serves as a unifying source of support for youth through counseling, court advocacy, supervision, and assistance with educational, vocational, mental health, housing, and substance abuse placement.

Hour Children Evaluation Guidebook

HC_guidebookcoverThis Guidebook expands on selected sections of the Workplan prepared by the Graduate Research Fellows for Hour Children. The guidebook provides details and additional resources as supplements that may be useful for implementing the Workplan, including an expanded discussion of logic models and theories of change. The material presented in the document would be most useful for agency staff members who will plan and execute evaluations of programs at Hour Children.

The DOME Project Evaluation Guidebook

DOME_guidebook_thumbThis Guidebook expands on selected sections of the Workplan prepared by the Graduate Research Fellows for The DOME Project in New York City. The document provides details and additional resources as supplements that may be useful for implementing the Workplan, including an expanded discussion of logic models and theories of change. The material presented in the document would be most useful for agency staff members who plan and execute evaluations at The DOME Project.