What Are Performance Measurement and Evaluation?

Performance measurement and program evaluation are two ways juvenile justice program managers and staff members can assess what a program is trying to accomplish, how it is functioning, and what results are being achieved.


Performance measurement is a means to ensure fidelity in implementation.  Fidelity means program activities are being carried out as planned.  While performance measurement tells us a lot about a program, evaluation is needed to show that the program’s activities caused any observed outcomes.

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