Week 6 Program Evaluation Stakeholder Analysis Assignment

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APA Format, No Plagiarism and no more than 4 pages

  • A 1-page stakeholder analysis that identifies the stakeholders, their role in the agency and any concerns that they might have about the proposed program evaluation
  • A 2- to 3-page draft of the program evaluation plan to submit to the stakeholders that:
    • Identifies the purpose of the evaluation
    • Describes the questions that will be addressed and the type of information that will be collected
    • Addresses the concerns of the stakeholders that you identified in your Stakeholder Analysis

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1 Developing a Program Evaluation Program to be evaluated and identified program evaluation Individuals with a mental health diagnosis and charged with a crime may appear before a Mental Health Court Program (MHC). The Mental Health Court Program is program designed to divert mentally ill offenders away from the criminal system and into a treatment program. The treatment program will possible have charges dismissed if they complete the program successfully in a 12 month period. While attending the program participants will attend group sessions focusing on drug abuse and medication management. Additionally, participants will attend personalized therapy sessions and meet with an assigned Mental Health Court Case manager. Although participants are attending personalized sessions, the program still requires individuals to submit urine samples and appear at court hearings if they are not in compliance with program requirements. Program monitoring would be an effective evaluation approach for the Mental Health Court Program. Analysis of stakeholders, their role and concerns about the proposed program evaluation There are many stakeholders involved in the program evaluation of the Mental Health Court Program. Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) and Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare along with their Chief Executive Officer and board members and the local courts will be the primary stakeholders for evaluating this program. Lutheran Services Florida will offer a number of services that will assist in monitoring and funding that will help service the clients’ needs. Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare’s role will be to provide services to clients who have mental health issues, criminal offenses and possibly substance abuse problems. 2 A major concern of Lutheran Services Florida is to ensure that services provided by Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is effective and conducive for the success of the program. While evaluating the program, providers want to ensure that individuals recieveing services are being monitored. Funding is a major role for LSF, so ensuring that funds are allocated appropriately for each clients’ need is imperative. Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare and its affiliates would be concerned about the productivity of the staff as it relates to time spent with each client and the impact of that time on the program. The role of the local court is one that will provide safeguards for accountability. Their job will be to provide judges, lawyers, bailiffs, and court reporters to be available for consistent court hearings. People overseeing the local courts will want to make sure that the services and time provided to the program is cost effective and pertinent to the program’s goals. Additionally, local court administrators would want to endorse the program’s goals of making sure rates of recidivism is reduced for program participants. Participants not following program protocols will face criminal charges, so they will need to be monitored accordingly. To conclude, local court concerns are also to make sure that the individuals participating in the program that have been charged with a criminal offense are closely monitored. Purpose of the evaluation Using program monitoring to evaluate the Mental Health Court Program will help assess the program’s intentions and services. Another purpose of program monitoring is to make sure the program is implemented as intended. Through the use of program monitoring, data will show the program’s efforts or expected outcomes. Also by using program monitoring stakeholders and beneficiaries of the program are able to keep track of key outcomes and what impacts the 3 program’s components and goals. Lastly, program monitoring will ensure that the most effective, efficient, and valuable resources are being used. Questions that will be addressed and information to be collected Program monitoring evaluation ensures that collected data will focus on the program’s intended purpose and targeted population (Dudley, 2014). The targeted population will include people who have criminal offenses and mental health illnesses. Stakeholders will question the validity of the program in reference to its intended aims, objectives, and goals. This would ensure that adequate and appropriate services are being rendered and helping to reduce the rate of recidivism into the legal system. Program monitoring will assist in taking accountability measures to identify if the employees are doing their jobs and servicing clients’ needs. Monitors may question if the employees are giving clients appropriate explanations of rules, attending regular staff meetings, reporting clients’ progress, and addressing any unexpected concerns. Treatment team members should have time for meeting with each participant to address individual needs. Clients will have every opportunity to meet with their therapist, case manager, and medication personnel without having scheduling conflicts. Addressing concerns of the Stakeholders To address the concerns of the stakeholders program monitoring evaluation tools will be implemented. To address Lutheran Services Florida and Starting Point Behavioral Health concerns, information will be collected to make sure individuals are monitored accordingly. Additionally, verification will be documented of the enrollees’ services and their appropriateness. Time sheets, attendance reports, and service notes will address the concerns of employees’ attendance and how they are spending their time with the client. Funding concerns will be 4 addressed through the use of monthly financial reports distributed to the stakeholders for review. Each report will reflect how funds are being spent and if the program’s costs are effective to make an impact on the recidivism rates and program success. It will be necessary to create reports to document all enrollees and their progress to confirm that they are completing the program with successful outcomes thereby reducing the recidivism rate. The Mental Health Court Program is intended to address all concerns presented by the stakeholders. According to Kim (2008), a standard approach involves pooling together resources to determine the underlying cause of an offense instead of contributing to recidivism. Lastly, by using the MHC will help to reduce recidivism with the collaboration of government agencies, local courts, and service providers. 5 References Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books. Gage, A. & Dunn, M. (2009). “Monitoring and Evaluating Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Mitigation Programs.” U.S. Agency for International Development, MEASURE Evaluation, Interagency Gender Working Group, Washington DC. Kim, K. (2008). The Problem Solving Court as a Coordinating Idea. Conference Papers -Midwestern Political Science Association, 1–33. Retrieved from https://ezp.waldenulibrary.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=t rue&db=poh&AN=42977468&site=eds-live&scope=site ...
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Stakeholder Analysis

There are various stakeholders in the program who need to be evaluated in relation to the
role they play at the respective agencies (Steadman & Redlich, 2006). The analysis details the
various competencies they hold which are likely to boost upon the best performance of the entity
with the need to ensure that the Mental Health Court Program becomes a success. The analysis
will also shows the specific challenges which the stakeholders might experience.

The Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is one stakeholder in line with the program. The LSF
has been keen on the provision of various services to the community. The Chief Executive Officer,
together with the board members of the organization will be important in relation to ensuring that
the Mental Health Court Program becomes a success (Canada, Markway & Albright, 2016). The
organization will monitor and fund the program. Thus, the approach will be important in relation
to ensuring that they establish the specific challenges which the organization is likely to have. The
LSF is likely to have various concerns in line with the program. For instance, the organization will
have concerns regarding the general impact which Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare (SPBH)
will have on the program. SPBH will need to bear the necessary competencies to ensure that it
meets the needs of the program beneficiaries effectively.

SPBH will play a major role in providing services to criminal offenders, individuals with
mental health problems as well as people who experience substance abuse problems. SPBH will
be more concerned with the productivity of its staff (Comartin, Kubiak, Ray, Tillander & Hanna,
2015). It will aim to establish that the time spent on each client provides the chance to improve

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