Sample Impact Evaluation Plans

These sample evaluation plans illustrate the evaluation process for five law enforcement youth programs. They demonstrate how various components of a program build on each other to display the impact of a program. They provide applied examples of the impact evaluation process, as demonstrated in the diagram below:



Read more about the eight steps of impact evaluation.


These plans include examples of programs that fall under five youth program categories:

  • Athletics: Programs or services involving athletic or recreational activities to improve relationships between youth and law enforcement 


  • Diversion: Programs or services designed to provide early intervention for juvenile offenders to avoid entry into the criminal or juvenile justice system


  • Mentoring: Programs or services in which law enforcement officers serve as mentors to youth in need of guidance and positive adult relationships


  • Prevention and/or Intervention: Programs or services that target youth at risk for delinquency or have exhibited problem behavior


  • Youth Police Academy: A modified version of a police academy used to educate youth on the basics of law enforcement and to engage with police officers


  • To create your program impact evaluation plan, view the evaluation plan template and read more about the eight steps of impact evaluation.

Police Department Impact Evaluations

To view examples of impact evaluations on various youth/police programs from our Resource Library, check out the evaluation studies below:

Boston's Operation Ceasefire

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department School Violence Initiative

Memphis School House Adjustment Program Enterprise (SHAPE)

Operation Peacekeeper

Waterbury Police Activity League (PAL)