The EvalGroup’s Clients
Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
Funding Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Determined the impact of statewide highway safety programs that are aimed to reduce the count of motor vehicle fatalities; conducted data analyses using national dataset and statewide traffic records; provided recommendations for funding community-level programs; conducted hot-spot analysis to assist law enforcement focus efforts for high visibility enforcement efforts.
Broward County Public School District
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Determined the impact of in-school health and sex education programs; conducted a policy evaluation to determine the degree at which school policies helped students feel safe; analyzed YRBS data in a comprehensive e-book for district-wide use; determined the utilization of the healthcare partnership referral system and provided actionable recommendations for programmatic improvement.
Coastal Workforce Development Board
Funding Source: Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF)
Developed a workforce strategic plan to assist workforce development agencies in helping residents in their community find and keep employment; engage stakeholders, community members, agency partners, and other stakeholders in the development of the plan; used research and evidence-based practices to guide programmatic recommendations.
South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Executed a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation that demonstrated the change in recidivism based on new approaches and techniques implemented by law enforcement and probation/parole officers; obtained IRB approval for key informant interview and survey administration; presented actionable recommendations for programmatic improvement.
DeKalb County Workforce Development
Funding Source: Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF)
Determine the impact of temporary employment and job trainings on program participants and their ability to secure permanent employment; obtained IRB approval for key informant interview and survey administration; conducted statistical analyses to determine the relationship between program participation and wage increase; presented actionable recommendations for programmatic improvement.
DeKalb County Juvenile Court
Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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- Designed a multilevel framework that articulated an understanding and complexity of the Drug Court program.
- Developed culturally appropriate data collection instruments to include a site observation rubric, retrospective pre/post survey, consent forms, focus group discussion and key informant interview protocols.
- Conducted weekly site observations of pro-social activities, group treatment sessions, court sessions, and multidisciplinary team meetings and staff retreats to monitor the fidelity in program implementation.
- Administered retrospective pre-/posttest to youth and parent participants.
- Conducted focus group discussions with youth and parents.
- Conducted key informant interviews with the Drug Court Team staff and stakeholders of the program.
- Tracked a trended changes in academic performance and drug/criminal charges against the OJJDP performance measures.
- Performed statistical and thematic analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
Georgia Junior Achievement
Funding Source: Junior Achievement USA
Provided a detailed data report that summarized the outcomes of the Junior Achievement financial literacy program and the relationship to student achievement; analyzed school district data (suspension, standardized test scores; etc.) and conducted statistical analyses to determine the relationship between program participation and student achievement.
Learn to Grow, Inc.
Funding Source: Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Addictive Diseases Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Conducted a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation; provided technical assistance to help build internal and community level evaluation capacity.
Emory University – Southeast AIDS Education and Training Center (SEAETC) Program
Funding Source: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C
Conducted a feasibility study that assessed the access to dental care among patients living with HIV/AIDS in the Atlanta area; identified geographical disparities and specific areas where accessibility to quality dental health care was limited; provided actionable recommendations for programmatic improvement.
Safe States Alliance
Funding Source: Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (CORE SVIPP)
Assisted with the process and outcome evaluation of grantees that received the CDC Core VIPP funding; administered electronic national surveys to state health departments annually; provided a state-by-state summary of programmatic activities and state health outcomes.
West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition (WCGCC)
Funding Source: Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Addictive Diseases
Conducted a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation; provided technical assistance to help build internal and community level evaluation capacity. Assist in the development of strategic plans; develop infographic progress and data reports to offer recommendations that are used to improve service offerings.
National Minority Clinic and Research Association
Funding Source: Private Funders
Provided data analysis and reporting services to determine how case manager training improved the delivery of patient health care services; provided actionable recommendations for programmatic improvement.
The 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery
Funding Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Provided evaluation support to determine the outcomes of mentoring and sex education programs among adolescent participants; provided actionable recommendations for programmatic improvement.
South Carolina National Guard (SCARNG) – Health and Wellness Program
Funding Source: Department of Defense and the state of South Carolina
EvalGroup provided a health and wellness Program Coordinator and health and wellness Coaches to seven (7) regional locations throughout South Carolina. EvalGroup developed a customized health and wellness plan for action on a state-wide basis that assisted service members, family members, and retirees in creating, reaching, and maintaining their health and wellness goals, facilitating healthy lifestyles.
North Carolina Works (NCWorks)
Funding Source: Department of Commerce
Developed, designed, conducted and analyzed a customer satisfaction survey with participants and employers who receive workforce development services through the NC Works Career Centers and NC Works Online portal. This was a statewide customer satisfaction survey developed a data dashboard to obtain real-time results.