Evaluation design overview. The Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative

Citation

Winterfield, L. (2006). Evaluation design overview. The Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative. (Project is supported by Grant Numbers 2003-RE-CX-K101 and 2004-RE-CX-0002, awarded by the National Institute of Justice. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International and Washington, DC: Urban Institute). Unknown Publisher.

Abstract

The SVORI multi-site evaluation began in May 2004, after the completion of a one-year evaluation design and planning period. The programmatic intervention logic model, which forms the foundation for the evaluation framework, is shown in Figure 1.

The model begins by first isolating the key factors necessary to implement SVORI in each site: SVORI funding, technical assistance (TA) and requirements (inputs). These, in combination with local resources in the sites (throughputs), yield a set of services and programming (outputs) that is expected to improve both the outcomes for SVORI participants and the coordination among the state and local systems that provide these services. Community and individual participant characteristics influence these throughputs, outputs, and outcomes.