Federal Victims Strategy Evaluation, Final Report

APPENDIX A: Evaluation Issues and Questions

Relevance

Continued Need for Strategy

  • To what extent does the Strategy continue to address a demonstrable need?
  • Are the activities responsive to the needs of Canadians?
  • Are there any gaps under the Strategy in relation to addressing victims of crime issues?

Alignment with Government Priorities

  • Does the objective of the Strategy align with federal government priorities and departmental strategic outcomes?
  • Is there a legitimate and necessary role for the federal government in this area?

Performance

Achievement of Expected Outcomes

Grants and Contributions through the Victims Fund
  • To what extent has awareness and understanding increased among CJS personnel, service providers and victims of victim issues, legislation and services available?
  • To what extent are victims more willing to participate in the criminal justice system?
  • To what extent has access to victim services increased?
  • To what extent has the financial hardship of victims or their surviving family members been reduced?
Criminal Law Reform and Policy Development
  • In what way and to what extent have federal, provincial and territorial policies and practices become more responsive to victims issues?
  • To what extent are Criminal Code provisions put into practice?
Federal/Provincial/Territorial Secretariat Coordination

How has the federal, provincial and territorial approach to victims' issues become more integrated and coordinated?

Developing and Providing Information and Education (PLEI) Materials and Products
  • To what extent has awareness and understanding increased among CJS personnel, service providers and victims of victim issues, legislation and services available?
  • To what extent has access to services for victims increased?
Building Capacity of Northern Service Providers
  • To what extent have victims and witnesses shown an increased willingness to participate in the criminal justice system?
  • To what extent have criminal justice professionals become more responsive to the needs of victims?

Demonstration of Efficiency and Economy

  • Is the package of activities affordable? What activities are the most economical? What activities are least economical?
  • Are the activities under the Strategy sufficiently integrated to support the achievement of objectives?
  • If the program or activities continue, how can efficiency be improved?
  • Do the products, results and progress toward expected outcomes of the Strategy outweigh the financial costs of the Strategy?
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