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Overview: Assessment is an integral part of maximizing an organization’s performance. The assessment portion of a strategic plan determ ines whether or not
the goals of the criminal justice department are being met. Assessment affects decisions about policies, standard operating procedures, training curriculum, and,
Prompt: Submit a draft of the first three elements of the Assessment Plan section (Section III) of your final project. Keep in mind the importance of unbiased
data collection while considering your assessment plan. Be sure to address all of the critical elements as outlined below.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
III. Assessment Plan: In this section, you will develop a plan to gather valid and reliable data in your performance assessment, and outline specific
assessment strategies and sources of information.
A. Determine the organizational assessment strategy that would be most appropriate to use in your assessment of the selected subdivision of the
organization. Justify your selection. For example, you might select an organization assessment plan or model, such as the systems model, to
assess compliance and effectiveness of the subdivision with the mission.
B. Justify how your previously selected organizational assessment strategy will ensure you collect valid and reliable data in your performance
assessment. For example, the systems model will allow you to examine the specific inputs such as resources, policies, and procedures that
determine how far the organization is achieving its mission.
C. Outline the sources of data and information you will use to assess the organization’s performance, justifying your selection of sources. For
example, you might use crime report statistics to identify areas of high crime rates, or you might interview specific individuals to assess the
effectiveness of policies and procedures within the organization.
Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font,
one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.