The Research and Evaluation Center has a close working relationship with Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP). Working with YAP staff, the Center aimed to enhance the research and evaluation focus of YAP. Center staff and consultants collaborate with YAP personnel to design research studies of sufficient rigor to improve the organization’s data-driven orientation and to develop high-quality evidence of its effectiveness.
The Center identifies strategies that can be used to build upon and expand YAP’s existing evidence base, including designing and promoting consistent data-collection and data analytic methods. The long-term goal of the effort is to help YAP to develop a comprehensive approach to evaluation and quality improvement and then to conduct and disseminate the results of studies that move the organization toward becoming an evidence-based model.
Doug Evans (Project Director), Jeffrey Butts (PI), Sheyla Delgado, Rhoda Ramdeen
$100,000. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.