Performance Measurement Development for Hawaii Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Positive Youth Development Programs
Hawaii Department of Human Services
The Hawaii Department of Human services (DHS) currently uses the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant to fund a diverse set of positive youth development programs to prevent teenage pregnancy and other behaviors that can negatively affect a successful transition to adulthood. DHS contracted with The Lewin Group to develop objective criteria for measuring the effectiveness of these programs. The key project tasks were a literature review, field research, and development of performance measures.