Measuring effectiveness

Measuring effectiveness

This section is about measuring the effectiveness of Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion (YJLD) schemes against local outcomes and commissioning priorities.

Why are outcomes important to YJLD sites?

The terms inputs, outputs and outcomes are often used interchangeably or confused with one another. However, they mean different things and it is important to clarify what we mean by the terms in order to measure the effectiveness of services. The following information on measuring effectiveness is intended to clarify and support Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion pathfinder sites, and any service developing YJLD services, to understand.

The key steps to measuring effectiveness

The essential elements of effective and efficient planning are detailed in the commissioning cycle below.

For background information on commissioning cycles see the commissioning support website.

See examples of measuring effectiveness provided by existing YJLD schemes.

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