12. Evaluation Use


The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice requires all residential commitment prevention contractors to implement at least one evidence-based model from the agency’s Sourcebook of Delinquency Interventions. The sourcebook lists all juvenile justice programs according to three levels of evidence: evidence-based practices, promising practices, and practices with demonstrated effectiveness, as defined in the book. The Department also introduced a Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol, a monitoring tool to ensure providers implement programs with fidelity.

Issue Areas: Criminal Justice