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Publication Date: January 2010
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About This Guide


This guide addresses four basic questions:

  1. How do I know if I should hire a local evaluator?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a local evaluator?
  3. What do I look for in a local evaluator?
  4. How do I find a local evaluator?

The guide includes a resources section with a list of additional resources available to assist you in selecting a local evaluator and a glossary of key terms and appendixes that include sample tools for hiring a local evaluator.

How To Use the Guide

You may or may not need to use the entire guide. If you are unsure about whether you should hire a local evaluator to assist you with the needs assessment and evaluation of your program, read at least the first three sections. If you know you need to hire a local evaluator but are unsure how to go about it, review the section on finding a local evaluator. If you are looking for tools to help you select a local evaluator, review the appendixes. This guide will help you address whatever needs you may have related to hiring a local evaluator.

Other guides are available in this OVC series to assist you with your needs assessment and program evaluation:

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, DC 20531

Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General

Laurie O. Robinson
Assistant Attorney General

Joye E. Frost
Acting Director, Office for Victims of Crime

Office of Justice Programs

Office for Victims of Crime

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