Program Planning and Evaluation Paper

950 Words Jul 30th, 2014 4 Pages
Program Planning and Evaluation Paper
Holly Regan
May 25, 2014
Fedder Williams

Program Planning and Evaluation Paper
In comparison, each of the two components; program planning and program evaluation are related in the way that each is a theory based and goal-oriented activity. A program is a permanent and inseparable element of the planning process intended to achieve specific future goals. The methodical, yet necessary process of planning is important in designing programs to become an effective and efficient tool for human service organizations in conjunction with a systematic approach to descriptive research for meeting each presented goal.
Descriptive research is designed to service clients, describe program
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Mayer, (1985) defines program as an "intervention that constitutes a service or activity that can be provided to facilitate volitional change." According to Yuen & Terao, “Once the program interventions are implemented, the performance and the attainment of intended objectives are then evaluated. Assessments represent the front end or the basic appraisals, and evaluations reflect the continuous reviews and judgments,” (Yuen & Terao, 2003). Each individual assessment provides the rationale and future direction for program planning and becomes an instrument for program development. Goal-oriented activities are what program planning and program evaluation are mostly comprised of; which subsumes critical, logical, and linear-sequential thinking procedures.
Evaluations also help define the past performance of the organization and the future programs of the organization. The importance of evaluating the organization’s performance relates specifically to the future of the organization and the programs and services is can provide its client and community population.
PEACE Domestic Violence Agency is no different than any other organization or agency trying to change a specific societal norm or beliefs which is condoned by many. Allowing a violent act to be committed by another then turning a blind eye, not interjecting with an attempt to

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