Digitization of the evaluation and intervention of the Community Service program.


David Pere Martínez Oró, Olatz Ribera Almandoz, Sara Amos Rubio, Paz Olaciregui Rodríguez, Sara Sáez Sanchez.

Funded by:

Delegación del Gobierno para el Plan Nacional sobre Drogas. Orden SND/1205/2021, de 5 de noviembre, para el desarrollo de proyectos en materia de prevención y tratamiento de adicciones, financiadas con fondos europeos, y su convocatoria para 2021.

The program “Digitization of the evaluation and intervention of the Community Service program” presents three areas of action. The first is to digitize the techniques, strategies and methods of data collection for program evaluation. The second is to continue with the implementation of the Community Service program, a multi-component program that has a robust evaluation system in place. Third, to generate scientific evidence of a multicomponent prevention program at three levels: environmental, community and training. The scientific literature proves that programs with a multicomponent design are the most valid and reliable in achieving preventive objectives. Episteme has pre-intervention evaluation data at all three levels of intervention. This program allows us to continue with the digitalization process to improve its quality and accredit its effectiveness. The fundamental objective of prevention based on scientific evidence is to generate prevention programs that are purely preventive, which means being able to verify, through a robust evaluation system, the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of the intervention. To this end, one of the first aspects has been to establish two sufficiently similar contexts of analysis to be able to base a comparison of the results attributable to the impact of the “Community Service” program. The digitization that will allow us to index the program more easily in the DGPND Best Practices Portal and the EMCDDA Best Practices Portal. The multi-component methodology with proven preventive evidence establishes the working method in three interdependent areas: training in responsible dispensing and control of sales to minors, working with and from the community concerned with the prevention of harm, and the application of related laws (enforcement).