Leadership and Stakeholder Involvement Plan
We, therefore, engaged stakeholders in the evaluation and implementation of the initiatives of the program so that they could feel like they were part of the program. We were able to succeed in empowering sexual assault victims by engaging with them together with the survivors and other stakeholders. Through leadership and stakeholder collaboration, information about the benefits of the program spread so fast which increased its level of acceptance. The priority and sensitivity that we provided the shareholders contributed to a progressive movement of the intervention plan since people did not react towards the implementation of the program. We told the shareholders that the program was mainly aimed at providing resources to help the sexual assault victims by providing them with knowledge, resources, and empowerment.
This will impact positively on the program since many victims will have the courage to come out and this will help to stop and prevent the number of new cases related to sexual assault. From the interviews, we were able to learn that the community expected something new and different in our service that the previous programs were not able to provide. The uniqueness of this program will be based on analysis of audience where the target audience will not only be children and women but it will be the general public and husbands of women who are victims of sexual assault. The past programs mainly focused on women and children and left out the men who were the suspects of committing the assault and some of them were not aware that their women had previously been sexually assaulted in one way or the other.
This program will educate the men about sexual assault so that they can be aware of the negative impacts it instills in the general health and well being of women. A reliable evaluation plan should seek to clarify the main purpose of the evaluation, how the evaluation will be done and the specific duration when the evaluation report will be presented to the concerned audience. Since an evaluation plan is a useful document in promoting transparency between different groups of people involved in the implementation of the program, it is therefore important to develop an evaluation plan before the commencement of the program so that the evaluation goals can coincide with the evaluation methods, measures, and research questions. Developing an evaluation plan was useful in helping us to determine the type of information required by us and our stakeholders in improving the program.
The plan guided us in accomplishing every step involved in the evaluation process. Through the evaluation plan, we were able to identify the best methods to use in order to get the required information. From 4th May- 3rd June 2018 SART team collected data on three experimental groups; 60 victims who have enrolled in the SART program, 30 victims enrolled to other related programs and 30 victims not enrolled to any program. At the end of the valuation of the experimental data, SART members compared the quantitative data from the victims enrolled in other programs, victims not enrolled in any project and data generated from proposed project to measure the impact the project has on victims. Outcome goal: Enhance victims’ engagement as a way of empowering them and increase their awareness of sexual assault through the integration of trained nurses in hospitals and performing community visits by SART team to provide resources and support to sexual assault victims.
Outcome evaluation: The main objective of the outcome evaluation was to examine the impact of the program on its targeted audience. Objective I: By the end of the evaluation, the SART team was able to determine the efficiency and suitability of the new program to sexual assault victims with the project director being responsible for it between the periods of 10th January-2nd May 2018. The project director noted the importance of the program to sexual assault victims. The outcomes in helping the sexual assault victims in the pre and post implementation of the program were compared. The qualitative aspect of the program was measured based on the victim’s perception and the level of satisfaction of the project by the enrolled victims.
An interactive generaTOR tool was developed by the project director who also administered it at the beginning of the evaluation plan to determine: a) Percentage of sexual assault victims satisfied with post SART implementation; b) Percentage of sexual assault victims satisfied with the knowledge and expertise of SART staff c) Percentage of sexual assault victims satisfied with resources available for creating awareness of sexual assault. The instrument was re-administered at the end of the evaluation process to measure the improvement in services offered by the program. The intervention plan requires a large number of resources to move forward and thus money received from the funders and other private organizations will not be sufficient. We will, therefore, conduct little fundraising and mobilize well-wishers in order to raise extra funds to push the intervention plan.
Since South shore is made up of various cultural diversities, it is, therefore, important to adapt interventions that will fit into different cultural traditions. Adapting intervention to fit into different cultural diversities is very essential in increasing the chances of bonding with the targeted audience, increasing the chances of acceptance of the program and increasing the rate of involvement of stakeholders and target group in ensuring that the intervention becomes a success (Dahlberg, 2008). After the development of an intervention plan, it is important to identify and select staffs responsible for implementing it. The American National Red Cross. Dahlberg LL. Youth violence in the united states: Major trends, Risk factors, and Prevention Approaches. American Journal of Preventive Medicine;14(4): 259-272 Elvik, R. Are sexual assault evaluation studies published in peer-reviewed journals more valid than similar studies not published in peer-reviewed journals? Sexual assault Analysis & Prevention, 30(1), 101-118.
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