11. Evaluation Resources


The Colorado Department of Public Safety’s Juvenile Diversion Program invests 3% ($120,000) of program funds to conduct evaluations. Crime Victim Services’ competitive funding opportunities require all applicants to evaluate the effectiveness of their project. It also requires those who currently receive funding to answer questions regarding their current effectiveness at meeting their funded projects’ goals and objectives, as well as their adherence to their budget. Additionally, Colorado’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting also administers a $500,000 annual fund for program evaluation and implementation grants, which provides competitive funding to support program implementation or evaluation of outcomes.

Issue Areas: Criminal Justice