Title: Assessing the Benefits of Community Human Services
Author(s): Makhoul, Anne, & Torjman, Sherri
Corporate Author: Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Subject: Social services – studies
Publisher: Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Place of Publication: Ottawa
Date of Publication: 2012
Abstract: This literature review was undertaken on behalf of the Community Human Services Network of Alberta. The Network is composed of representatives of 20 networks and coalitions representing nonprofit human services in Alberta. The report presents a summary of the benefits literature in eight areas of human service. It places special emphasis on early childhood development and care, and crime prevention – the two domains with the most wide-ranging and robust evidence base. The report also highlights the challenges involved in this work related to the widely variable evidence base among the eight areas of human service and to shifts in their delivery. Key developments in evaluation methods, including the growing interest in Social Return on Investment and developmental evaluation, are considered as well.[Taken from caledoninst.org]
Notes: [Commissioned by the Institute for Nonprofit Studies (Mount Royal University) and the Calgary Foundation]
Language: English
Material Type: Report


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