June 17th, 2012
Program Planning and Evaluation Paper Program planning is a process to achieve a particular goal and/or mission. Program planning is an organized process through which a set of coordinated activities or interventions is developed to address and facilitate change in some or all of the identified problems. Program evaluation provides useful information for improving the programs and the service delivery systems. Program evaluation is to improve the program planning, effectiveness, design, and efficiency. The two are different processes, but ideally they hold the same goals and/or mission. The evaluation process takes place after the planning of a program is complete. The plan will be evaluated for its effectiveness and efficiency. The evaluation can also take place after a program planning has been established and was once evaluated before. The purpose of program evaluation is to review and enhance the implementation and outcomes of a service or program. It is best for a program plan to be evaluated often for its effectiveness over the years. Society changes often, so the program planning will have to change as well. Program planning and evaluation is what makes the program and its services effective. This is what will make them achieve their particular goal and/or mission. PEACE domestic violence agency was my chosen scenario in Appendix B. PEACE’s mission is to reduce victim trauma, empower survivors, and promote recovery through direct services. The program planning will need to be worked around this mission statement to provide effectiveness to succeed. The planning will have to provide many inputs and have a theory for its process and decisions. A program evaluation should be performed to make sure their services are providing for their particular clients. Program planning may need to be revised if the evaluation shows that improvement is needed. It states
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