Program evaluation

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Report

Can family and friends improve probation and parole outcomes? A quantitative evaluation of Triple-S: Social Supports in Supervision

This report details the results of a quantitative evaluation of a new model of probation and parole called 'Triple-S: Social Supports in Supervision'.
Report

Youth Engagement Evaluation Framework

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) commissioned the Centre for Program Evaluation to develop common measures for youth engagement, drawing from five health promotion projects as case examples in 2020.
Report

Gender equality through the arts: program evaluation

Art has the power to illuminate inequities, generate discussion, give voice to and empower women, and motivate community action. Throughout this project, the potential for local government to promote gender equality through arts-based initiatives was evident.
Policy report

Justice aid update and lessons from latest evaluations of donor programming

Despite the growing global movement on people-centred justice approaches, latest aid figures confirm that justice is a low priority for donors, accounting for just 1.4% of their aid. This paper makes the case for donors to change both what they fund and how they fund...
Report

Legal assistance services outcomes frameworks: a rapid scoping review

This report describes the conceptual role of outcomes frameworks for legal assistance services. It includes a section that clarifies working definitions, and draws together evidence relevant to framework development, shared outcomes and sector-wide frameworks.
Briefing paper

Evidence decision-making tool for policymakers

This briefing paper outlines tools for education policy-makers to assess their confidence in a certain policy, program or initiative, and decide on next steps.
Journal article

Indigenous evaluation: how you do it is as important as what you find out

In 2020, KJ engaged Social Ventures Australia Consulting to evaluate their impact on Martu communities between 2010 and 2020 This article does not share the results of that evaluation, but rather reflects on and emphasises the importance of the process undertaken in an evaluation for...
Evaluation

'An oasis of integration in our country': evaluation of the Multicultural Enterprise Development Project

The Multicultural Enterprise Development Project was designed to assist people from refugee, humanitarian or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to improve their employment opportunities and social integration through targeted support. This report outlines the findings from an evaluation of the project.
Report

Men Choosing Change evaluation: longer-term program outcomes

This report presents the findings for the final stage of the evaluation of Men Choosing Change, a men’s behaviour change program delivered by UnitingCare in Queensland, Australia.
Report

The effectiveness of interventions for perpetrators of domestic and family violence: an overview of findings from reviews

The aim of this review study is to provide an overview of the effectiveness evidence as reported by reviews of interventions for perpetrators of domestic and family violence (DFV) and intimate partner violence (IPV).
Journal article

A critical realist approach to systems thinking in evaluation

Like the field of evaluation, the field of systems thinking shares the goal of describing and assessing programs or situations to recommend improvements and facilitate decision making. This article negotiates the boundaries of knowledge pertinent to have in program design and evaluation from a realist...
Report

Reducing relationship and sexual violence: findings from reviews about the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander programs in school and tertiary education settings

The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the evidence from systematic reviews, in relation to the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander intervention programs in school and tertiary education settings.
Case study

The Maranguka Cross Sector Leadership Group

This case study of the Maranguka Cross Sector Leadership Group offers insights for government and non-government organisations wishing to align policy and resources towards supporting community-led agendas for change. The case study draws on the knowledge and practice of the Bourke Tribal Council through Maranguka...
Report

Strengthening spirit and culture

This report builds the evidence base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men’s healing programs. It promotes the benefits of men and boys reconnecting with cultural values and shows clearly that government investment in Aboriginal community-led men’s healing and behaviour change programs delivers better healing...
Evaluation

Rante-rante ampe Marle and Urreye: “Safe, respected and free from violence” projects evaluation

This evaluation uses a mixed method approach, and includes an assessment of the impact of the project on participants’ attitudes towards and beliefs about gender, violence and Aboriginal culture. The study also assesses the extent to which resources and media developed by the two projects...
Report

Monitoring perpetrator interventions in Australia

This report brings together information from a range of sources to show how perpetrator interventions are being monitored in Australia. The report also highlights where key data gaps remain, and the work being done to build the evidence base.
Guide

Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation practice framework

This framework represents two years of intense collaboration between Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) and evidence-building partner, ARTD Consultants. It is believed to be a first of its kind document, bringing together a peer-reviewed evidence base around survivor-led models, collective healing and trauma-informed healing...
Briefing paper

Children involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age: what does the Seeding Success study tell us?

This paper reports analysis from the 'Seeding Success' study, looking at the proportion of child involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age. It also discusses the implications for policy and programs.
Evaluation

Think Martu. Think Differently. Act Differently

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) is a Martu organisation – Martu are the traditional custodians of a vast area in the Western Desert of the Pilbara. These reports represent a significant step in Indigenous program and organisational evaluation.
Guide

Evaluation design

This resource gives a quick overview of some of the main evaluation designs used for outcomes evaluations or impact evaluations. These are evaluations that aim to answer questions about whether a program, service or treatment (often called the ‘intervention’) is working as intended, or if...