Developing Performance Measures From the Bottom-Up

Susan M. Jenkins, Caliber Associates

ABSTRACT
This paper explains the process used for developing performance measures for OJJDP's Part C grants from the "bottom-up" based on grantee goals and data collection capacity. It describes the (1) Development of an initial list of performance measures for each of the Part C grantees based on a review of their goals and activities: (2) Elimination of redundant measures through a restructuring of the initial list of performance measures; and (3) Creation of a flexible performance measure database that is searchable, expandable and easily revised. It concludes with a discussion about the use of site visits to test the applicability of the performance measures to the "real" world and identify sites' technical assistance needs.

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