Question: Agency executives need to know if a policy is being effective or if a recently started program (or even an existing program) is reaching the goals of the program and the target population (whether the program is directed toward employees or external constituents). Ergo, policy analysis and program evaluation & assessment are essential knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for effective and successful leadership. As the Captain of the Community Outreach Division, you decide to conduct an evaluative assessment of the Police Athletic League (PAL) program. Describe the process, steps, and considerations needed to evaluate this program.
Hagan, F. E. (2010). Research methods in criminal justice and criminology (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.