posted by dianne .
I need to identify technical and political aspects of program planning and evaluation that you might encounter in the program scenario you chose, and explain how these aspects could affect your planning and evaluation process.
My scenario is this: PEACE's Domestic violence agency:
Organization Mission is to reduce wictim trauma, empower survivors, and promote recovery through direct services. PEACE is committed to reducingthe incidence of sexual assault and domestic violence through education and strives to challenge societal norms,and beliefs that condone and perpetuate violence in the community. The city of Portland is similar to many other communities throughout the country. As a large metropolitan city, the region has experienced increasing reports of domestic andyouth violence, spousal and child abuse, assault and incidents of rad rage over the last 5 years. The funding opportunity is the National Foundation's funding program. Supporting Families, strives to fulfill the following objectives
1. Promote the well-being of young men, women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, and to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence through increased service provision , education, and awareness. 2. Improve the quality of life of families with a member or members in prison, through the provision of services responsive to their needs. 3. Provide young people who are or have been involved with the criminal justice system with a rehabilitation program designed to obtain the skills, confidence, and personal support networks to enable them to lead fulfilled and successful lives. The foundation has two grant programs under which it provides funding to nonprofits: The Small Grants Program offers one-time grants of up to $5,000 to registered charities with an annual budget under $500,000. The Investor Program is an innovative funding program designed to support six organizations under each of the objectives of the Supporting Families program with up to $150,000 a year for up to 3 years.
Please give me some ideas as to how to compare program planning with program evaluation in human services organizations.
Planning is what you do as you set up a program and revise it as you go along.
Evaluation is what you do during and after the program to assess its effectiveness.