ERIC Number: EJ812549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
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Foster Youth Evaluate the Performance of Group Home Services in California
Green, Rex S.; Ellis, Peter T.
Evaluation and Program Planning, v31 n2 p174-180 May 2008
In 2003 foster youth employed by a foster youth advocacy organization suggested that an evaluation of group home services to foster youth be conducted in Alameda County, California. This report presents the development and conduct of this evaluation study; how funding was obtained; and how foster youth were hired, trained, and employed to produce a timely and informative evaluation of the performance of 32 group homes where some of the foster youth formerly resided. The results of the study are described in another paper. This report contributes to evaluation practice in the newly emerging field of youth-led evaluations. The achievements of this project in utilizing group home clients to evaluate services with which they were familiar may stimulate other evaluators to develop similar projects, thereby enriching the development of our youth and promoting more informative evaluation findings.
Descriptors: Evaluators, Group Homes, Program Effectiveness, Foster Care, Program Evaluation, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Research Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: California