HOPES FY2015 Evaluation Findings
This report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the HOPES program for fiscal year 2015. The evaluation used a mixed-methods approach, including interviews with 52 parents, 116 program staff members and 42 coalition/community members, as well as participant data and online survey responses from 242 individuals. Findings from the evaluation focus on program impact and reach, early childhood coalition functioning, and implementation challenges faced by program sites. Overall, findings suggest that the HOPES program was successful in increasing protective factors in families and assisting communities in the prevention of child maltreatment, though certain areas of improvement were also identified. A particular challenge unique to the HOPES program is the need to integrate evidence-based programs with supplemental services to meet the needs of families with multiple risk factors.
A short 4-page brief of a few key findings from this evaluation can be found here.