Aboriginal Justice Strategy Mid-Term Evaluation, Final Report

7. Appendices: Data Collection Instruments (cont.)

Aboriginal Justice Strategy Evaluation
AJD Officials and P/T Representatives Interview Guide

Introduction

Thank you for agreeing to participate in an interview for the mid-term evaluation of the Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS). The interview should take about one hour and a half.

As described in the email you received inviting you to participate in an interview, a mid-term evaluation of the current AJS mandate (2007-2012) is being undertaken by the Department of Justice Evaluation Division. R.A. Malatest and Associates have been retained to assist with conducting this evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation is to examine the design and delivery of the AJS, success/early impacts, adequacy of data for a future summative evaluation in 2011-2012 and to follow up on recommendations identified in an evaluation (2006) completed during the last mandate.

A main component of the evaluation is to conduct interviews with federal and provincial/territorial government representatives to discuss relevant issues.

I'd like to remind you that your participation in this interview is completely voluntary. Any information you provide will be used for evaluation purposes only, to provide an overall perspective. Every effort will be made to ensure that the information collected is accurately recorded and reported for the evaluation.

Do you have any questions before we begin?

Part A: Role in the AJS

1. Please describe your current role and responsibilities with respect to the Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS). (Ask AJD, ALSP, ACW, P/Ts)

Part A. Relevance

This section is designed to explore the relevance of the AJS to the Department of Justice overall, and to Aboriginal communities in particular.

Part B. Strategy Design and Delivery

The questions in this section address several issues related to the current design and delivery of the AJS. The questions start out by addressing the Strategy overall and then move to the two funding streams, Community-Based Justice Programs and the Capacity Building Fund.

Part D. Strategy Success: Short-term Outcomes

The next set of questions focus on the achievement of some of the short-term outcomes identified for the AJS during this mandate (2007-2012).


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