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What is Research and Evaluation Evidence and How Can We Use it? - Panel at the 2010 NIJ Conference

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Date Published
June 2010
12 pages
This is the audio and transcript of three presentations at the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) 2010 Conference; they identify and discuss evaluation features required to designate a program as evidence-based.
One presentation identifies and discusses the features of program design and operation, as well as an evaluation design most likely to yield the evidence needed to determine whether or not a program is having its intended effect on participants. The second presentation discusses the role of theory in the design of a program, i.e., the rationale for believing that the program will likely have the intended effect on participants. In the third presentation, a representative of the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) described how OJP is approaching the development and promotion of evidence-based criminal justice programs and policies.

Date Published: June 1, 2010