Counseling researchers possess a distinct skill set that lends itself to program evaluation of community-based treatment programs. Specifically, using a mixed-methods approach to program evaluation could be beneficial to meet the outcome reporting requirements to satisfy grant sponsors, as well as provide stakeholders with information needed for program improvement. The purpose of this article is to provide an overall framework of program evaluation and application of mixed method design in evaluation. Additionally, the ethical and cultural considerations of program evaluation are presented. Finally, a case example of an evaluation with a veterans’ treatment court is used throughout, concluding with challenges that might be faced by program evaluators working in community partnerships.
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