The Research and Policy Analysis Unit is conducting evaluations of selected grant-funded programs to learn from effective or promising programs and encourage replication of those programs around the Commonwealth. Evaluations will help EOPS learn lessons on how programs are implemented, examine actual versus intended implementation of programs, and compare programs to national best practices.
In 2005-2006, EOPS will be conducting process evaluations with the following Byrne JAG grantees.
- Essex County District Attorney - "Choose to Refuse" Heroin and OxyContin Prevention Education Program,
- Norfolk County Sheriff's Office - Reentry Programming Enhancement
EOPS Grantee Profile:
"A Process Evaluation of the 'Choose to Refuse' Heroin and OxyContin Prevention Education Program"
EOPS Grantee Tools:
"Developing a Heroin and OxyContin Prevention Program: Lessons Learned"