Evaluation in Action: Lessons Learned from Colorado's Juvenile Diversion Program
Presenters discuss Colorado's recent work with the OMNI Institute to evaluate 19 different juvenile diversion programs funded by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice (CDCJ). The discussion is moderated by an NJJEC staff member, and focus on the effort "behind the scenes" to execute the project, including stakeholder buy-in, data collection efforts across programs, and the collaboration between CDCJ, the OMNI evaluation team, and the diversion program managers and staff.
Provide an overview of the CDCJ Juvenile Diversion Program evaluation, including research questions and results
Discuss some of the challenges associated with conducting a multi-site program evaluation
Explore the process of hiring and working with an external evaluation team