Research Evaluation Services
DCCCA Research/Evaluation Services was established in the late 1980's to provide federal, state and local agencies with support in evaluating program effectiveness. Contracting agencies have included the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Addiction and Prevention Services, the Kansas Department of Education, The Kansas Department of Transportation/Bureau of Traffic Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Kansas Department of Corrections, the State of Florida, The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Lame Deer, Montana, the City of Lawrence, the Kansas Highway Patrol, and a variety of other agencies and school districts. DCCCA also supports a number of on-line surveys for internal use and for various community organizations.
One of our current projects is analyzing the outcomes for all of DCCCA's addiction treatment programs. In addition, DCCCA Research/Evaluation Services conducts the NHTSA-required State-Wide Direct Observation Safety Belt Survey, the State-Wide Direct Observation Child Passenger Safety Seat Survey, and the evaluation of the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign. DCCCA Research/Evaluation Services is also providing technical support for the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, the Wyandotte County "Drive Wisely" Coalition and provides ongoing technical support for the Kansas Department of Transportation's Bureau of Traffic Safety. The newest project includes evaluation of the NHTSA "Rural Initiatives" effort to increase safety belt use in ten Southeast Kansas counties.