Turning evaluation into action
In her third and final evaluation blog trilogy, evaluator Catherine-Rose Stocks-Rankin reflects on the evaluation of CYCJ and looks forward to actions and next steps – joined by Liz Murdoch, Youth Justice Team Leader at the Scottish Government. When the evaluation of CYCJ was first planned, the Youth Justice Team in Scottish Government, alongside […]
Evaluation – how was it for you?
With CYCJ’s evaluation exercise nearing completion, three team members share their feelings and experiences of the process, what they’ve learnt and what they’ll be taking away from it. Charlotte When we were told that CYCJ was going to be taking on an independent evaluator to help us assess our impact, I’ll admit I had mixed […]
How to do good evaluation
As CYCJ’s evaluation exercise approaches its conclusion, evaluator Catherine-Rose Stocks-Rankin shares her thoughts on what she’s learnt about CYCJ, the youth justice sector and the process of evaluation itself. Good evaluation requires humility For me, evaluation is first and foremost about learning. I have a tested set of methods that I use, but every time […]
Innovation in evaluation: CYCJ’s learning journey
CYCJ is currently undergoing a six month evaluation to assess its impact on youth justice in Scotland. In the first of her blog series, evaluator Catherine-Rose Stocks-Rankin talks us through the thinking behind this innovative approach, what’s/who’s involved – and why it’s already making a difference. Asking the tough question: What difference do we make? […]