Social Finance partnered with the Marion County Juvenile Department in Marion County, Oregon to launch and evaluate the EQUIP program, a new service designed to support youth who are on probation and their families, with the goal of empowering parents and improving family dynamics to prevent further juvenile justice involvement.
- Align on a theory of change and identify program evaluation metrics to ensure program fidelity and impact.
- Create tools and processes to support ongoing program data collection.
- Build capacity within the Marion County Juvenile Department to provide ongoing program review and opportunity for course correction.
- Data tool and dashboard design: Developed Excel- and Qualtrics-based tools to collect and analyze ongoing programmatic data from therapists working directly with program participants. Designed real-time program dashboards to track participant progress and outcomes.
- Performance management: Collaborated with department stakeholders to create a long-term strategy for the cadence, content, and tactics of ongoing data review and discussion to manage toward ideal outcomes.
Social Finance challenged us to think beyond [our] four walls. The work that Social Finance did helped us create a framework for the future. If we were looking to create a program again in the future, I’d use the same model that Social Finance had us use.Troy Gregg, Director, Marion County Juvenile Department
- Successfully launched EQUIP and collected previously unavailable programmatic data in multiple languages.
- Created ongoing structure and support to assess program impact in the areas of participant satisfaction, family functioning, juvenile recidivism, and escalations to state detention.