Challenge: In 2006, 53 new grants funded partnerships between child welfare agencies and community-based substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. The new grant program needed a centralized performance measurement system.
Solution: Paltech experts in program monitoring and evaluation in collaboration with the grantees is planning, developing, and implementing relevant performance measures and sources of information. We are also developing Web-based technology through which grantees can report data and information.
Result: Technical assistance is being provided not only in the area of data development and reporting, but also in the areas of collaboration, program sustainability, treatment services for women and families, and child welfare programs and policies.