Approach for conducting cost, cost-effectiveness, and benefit-cost analyses of SVORI programs. The Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
Decision-makers planning and funding reentry activities need to know how much reentry services cost and what benefits accrue to society as a result of these services. The multi-site evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) provides an opportunity to examine different reentry programming models for the impact, costs, and benefits of reentry programming. This report outlines the cost analysis methodology that is being used as part of the multi-site evaluation. Because of state-to state variation, we will conduct separate analyses for each of the seven programs included in the cost analysis, focusing largely on the resources underwritten by taxpayers.