Session 373: RS218 -> Innovation 2: Program Development and Field-Based Evaluation
Time: 8:00AM to 9:30 AM on Friday, November 15
Place: Clark 10
Session Chair: Barbara J. Hayler, University of Illinois at Springfield
The success of field-based evaluations of treatment relies heavily on collaborative relationships between clinicians and researchers, and on mutual efforts to develop the most effective evaluation strategy possible under existing constraints. Ideally, however, the future data needs of program evaluators should be built into the structure of the treatment program from the outset. This presentation provides an overview of the important offender- and treatment-related variables, as well as the basic parameters of research design, that should be considered when implementing or revising treatment programs for sex offenders. The presentation is designed for clinicians, as well as for research sponsors and program evaluators. Information and recommendations, grounded in current empirical and clinical guidelines for the treatment of sex offenders, will be presented and will include examples of research strategies and measures drawn from a recent implementation and impact evaluation of several specialized, probation-based, treatment programs for sex offenders.
Implementing Treatment in a Probation Setting: What is Being Evaluated?
by: Barbara J. Hayler, University of Illinois at Springfield (Corresponding)
Beverly Rivera, University of Illinois at Springfield
Post Hoc Evaluation of Sex Offender Treatment: A Collaborative Approach Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
by: Lynn Pardie, University of Illinois at Springfield (Corresponding)

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