The August 2011Evaluating Homelessnes Programs edition

 Evaluating Homelessness Programs




Homelessness Australia Update: August 2011

By Nicole Lawder, Chief Executive Officer

New Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse

Work First. What Next? The Government’s Participation Reforms (Following on from the previous edition)

By Verity Archer, Lecturer, School of International and Political Studies, Deakin University

 Feature: Evaluating Homelessness Programs


By Associate Professor Jo Baulderstone, Director, Flinders Institute of Public Policy and Management, Flinders University of South Australia

Part A: Doing Evaluation

A Primer on Doing Evaluation of Social Programs

By Jeff Borland* and Yi-Ping Tseng

Everyday Evaluation on the Run

By Yoland Wadsworth, RMIT University

Evaluations: Including the Important Questions

By Julie Goodall and John Thomson, Thomson Goodall Associates

Reflections on Reflecting

By Ruth Gordon, Principal Consultant, Resolve Community Consulting

D.I.Y. Outcome Measurement

By Mark Planigale

The Outcome Business

By Tony Chasteauneuf

Part B: Evaluation in Practice

Evaluating J2SI: Linking the Processes and Outcomes of Becoming Housed

By Sharon Parkinson and Guy Johnson (RMIT University), Yi-ping Tseng and Daniel Kuehnle (Melbourne University), Nicola Wylie (Sacred Heart Mission)

Elizabeth Street Common Ground Supportive Housing

By Mandy Bow, Senior Evaluation and Policy Officer, Department of Human Services, Victoria

The Homeless Intervention Project (HIP)

By Jayke Burgess, Case Manager, Darryn O’Brien, Manager, The Haymarket Centre and Kay Elson, CEO, The Haymarket Foundation

The Joint Tenancy Assistance Program Review Report: Evaluation in Practice

By Dr Shefali Rovik, Coordinator, External Relations Unit, Office of Chief Executive, Juvenile Justice, NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice and Sarah Keech, Associate Lecturer and Indigenous Studies at Nura Gili, UNSW

CONSUMER VOICES: Evaluating Homelessness Programs: From The Horse’s Mouth

Interview conducted by Allan Martin, Consumer Advocate with the Peer Education Support Program

Part C: Evaluation and Homelessness Policy

The NSW Homelessness Action Plan: Continuing to Build the Evidence

By the NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Evaluating Homelessness Reforms in South Australia

By Nancy Rogers, Manager, Research, Department for Families and Communities

Opening Doors: The Queensland Strategy for Reducing Homelessness 2011–14

By the Queensland Department of Communities

The Contribution that Accreditation/Quality Improvement Work Makes to Evaluation

By Karen Sherry, Sector Accreditation Project Officer, Council to Homeless Persons


Evaluating Homelessness Programs

By Professor Paul Flatau, Director, AHURI UWA Research Centre and Director, UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact