Program Planning and Evaluation Paper Hsm/270

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Program Planning and Evaluation Paper HSM/270 June 17th, 2012 Bonita Comer Program Planning and Evaluation Paper Program planning is a process to achieve a particular goal and/or mission. Program planning is an organized process through which a set of coordinated activities or interventions is developed to address and facilitate change in some or all of the identified problems. Program evaluation provides useful information for improving the programs and the service delivery systems. Program evaluation is to improve the program planning, effectiveness, design, and efficiency. The two are different processes, but ideally they hold the same goals and/or mission. The evaluation process takes place after the planning of a…show more content…
With this being stated; a program evaluation should be performed to see what changes need to be made to help their mission. It is clear that the services that they are providing are not as effective any more. Some technical and political aspects of the program planning and evaluation I might encounter in the program scenario I chose, may be trying to reach out to those individuals that are or have been involved with the criminal justice system. Funding may not allow for these services to be provided to these individuals. Another aspect may be that the community is not aware of this program and the services that it provides. Grants could be another issue. If the program cannot show its effectiveness then grants may not be given and this could results in loss of services provided. A political aspect could be that one “favoritism” over evaluations. Some may use their political influence to “guide” the evaluation to present or not present the “selected” truth. (Yuen, 2003) There are many pressures from the individual who performs the evaluation to make it look; “good” This is a big political concern for programs. The technical concern or aspect could be the service delivery method, using the inputs and outputs to be utilized to perform the programs mission. The first concern would be how they will approach their specific target. The program planning should have this dilemma worked out so they will

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