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Overcoming the Costs of Evaluation

Evaluation can be expensive, but there are steps you can take to keep costs down:14

  • Partner with local university research departments (schools of social work, public health and psychology departments).
  • Establish an agreement with a graduate student to conduct his or her thesis or dissertation about the impact of interagency collaboration on victims and criminal justice outcomes.
  • Tap team members with evaluation expertise.
  • Include an evaluation subcommittee on your SART and ask that committee members commit to professional development in the areas of research and evaluation.
  • Integrate evaluation costs as a line-item budget cost.