Most people know that program evaluation is important, yet they are intimidated at the thought of actually conducting an evaluation. It is important to be able to measure effectiveness and other indicators of performance in your program to help with fundraising and demonstrating the need for services. This Program Evaluation training will give you the practical skills to conduct an evaluation and take some of the fear out of the process!


The training will be delivered online over the course of 5 weeks, beginning on October 1 and is intended for those who work in a victim services organization who are or will be conducting a program evaluation. Each week, except for the introductory week, will include a facilitated webinar. Additionally, there are recommended readings and videos as well as written assignments. You should expect to spend about an hour per week on these in addition to attending the 75 minute webinar. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements.


This training is part of the NVAA Effective Management Series and like all of OVC TTAC’s trainings, there is no cost to attend. Please note: Space is limited. Apply today to reserve your seat.


HeadshotJoan A. Reid
St. Petersburg, Florida

Joan A. Reid, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Criminology Program at the University of South Florida (USF) St. Petersburg. A well-trained clinician and researcher, she works closely with key community partners to conduct research on violence against women in the Greater Tampa Bay Area and throughout Florida. As part of a national research project in 2007, Dr. Reid evaluated services available to adolescents exploited in sex trafficking in the Tampa Bay Area, highlighting the need for victim-centered protocols and specialized services. In 2012, the American Psychological Association funded her research on entrapment and enmeshment schemes of sex traffickers in Florida. She has served as the evaluator or principal investigator for research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and USF to study sex trafficking. She has published numerous scholarly articles focused on the sexual victimization of children and adults, informed by her more than 12 years of practitioner experience counseling rape and sexual abuse survivors. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology from USF.

HeadshotAlyssa Rheingold
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Alyssa Rheingold, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is the director of clinical operations at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Pennsylvania and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from MCP Hahnemann University (currently Drexel University). Her expertise includes evidence-based treatment of trauma-related mental health issues, child sexual abuse prevention, and loss by homicide. Dr. Rheingold is the principal investigator of several federally funded service grants to improve resources for survivors of homicide and a service grant to provide services for Hispanic interpersonal violence victims.

Dates and Time

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (eastern time).

Introductory Week: What is Program Evaluation? October 1–5, no webinar.

Week 1: Foundations for Program Evaluation, October 8–12, webinar on October 12.

Week 2: Preparing for Program Evaluation: Developing a Program Evaluation Plan, October 15–19, webinar on October 19.

Week 3: Implementing the Program Evaluation: Focus on Data Collection, October 22–26, webinar on October 26.


Week 4: Analyzing Evaluation Data and Using It To Tell Your Program's Story, October 29–November 2, webinar on November 2.

For more information about this training, please email nvaa@ovcttac.org.

*OVC TTAC’s instructors have no vested interest in any products, instruments, devices, or materials that may be used in this training.

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