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Program Model Fidelity

Training description:

  • An oft forgotten component of the Principles of Effective Intervention, the fidelity principle highlights the importance of implementing programs in the manner in which they were designed
  • Research has shown that when evidence-based programs are not implemented with fidelity they lose their ability to effectively change behavior and reduce recidivism
  • Program Model Fidelity training provides staff with the knowledge and skills necessary for ongoing program monitoring
  • The training reviews the research on the characteristics of the most effective programs and teaches skills necessary for staff to evaluate programs in terms of their adherence to these characteristics
  • The curriculum includes instruction and practice on the development and use of program fidelity evaluation tools

Audience: Staff whose role includes supervision, oversight, and program implementation, including program staff, supervisors, managers, and model fidelity teams

Juvenile Justice or Adult Criminal Justice: Both

Duration: One day (8 hours) of instruction, followed by at least two days of onsite coaching and instruction; additional webinars for off-site coaching and report and recommendation writing are also offered

Prerequisite: None

CJI is able to tailor training content to the specific needs of the organization. Our trainers also offer coaching and training-of-trainers to increase the capacity of organizations to deliver training themselves. Please contact Kristin Bechtel at to discuss your specific training needs