Program Planning & Program Evaluation; Peace Domestic Violence Agency

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Program Planning & Program Evaluation; PEACE Domestic Violence Agency

HSM 270

Abstract
The overall purpose of this paper is to compare program planning with program evaluation in a human service organization by describing how the two components are related. There will be examples of how program planning and evaluation interrelate with the PEACE Domestic Violence Agency scenario from Appendix B. We will also look at the technical and political aspects of program planning and evaluation that might encounter in the PEACE Domestic Violence Agency scenario, and how these aspects could affect the planning and evaluation process.

Program Planning & Program Evaluation; PEACE Domestic Violence Agency
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There are a number of methods of collecting data, some of them are – questionnaire, surveys, checklists, interviews, observations, focus group etc (Cordray, 1986; Einhorn and Hogarth, 1986).
Once the data has been collected, it needs to be used effectively for efficient results. This is where program planning comes in. According to Trochim and Linton (1986), there is a need for concept mapping for planning and evaluation processes. A number of steps are involved in concept planning, such as – * Identifying the most critical need of the clientele * Accessing our ability to satisfy that need * Planning and delivering program to address that need * Evaluating the outcome of the process
Program planning is the implementation of evaluation process. It is the groundwork where priorities are decided and the results are analyzed on a measurable scale.
In the present scenario, PEACE will use findings from the government data collection project (Secondary data collection technique) to inform the development of family and domestic violence strategic planning, and to benchmark the impact of initiatives to violence and trauma in Portland. This will also include data by conducting comprehensive surveys across the community, and studying police reports on the related cases (Primary data collection technique) to know the reasons and impact of violence. This data will be used by a

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