«Servicio Comunitario». Multicomponent pilot program for environmental prevention. Effectiveness evaluation phase
To develop the effectiveness evaluation phase of the “Servicio Comunitario” program for the prevention of harm associated with alcohol and other drugs.
The “Servicio Comunitario” program. Multicomponent pilot program for environmental prevention. Effectiveness evaluation phase” aimed to initiate the evaluation of the effectiveness of the program for the purpose for which it was designed: to prevent harm associated with alcohol and other drugs in the context of nightlife in the intervention area. To do this, at a quantitative level, we collected and analyzed a new wave of surveys and implemented a post evaluation with the “Mystery Shopper” methodology. This consisted of visiting a random sample of locals with two interpreting professionals who simulated high drunkenness. With the surveys we intended to measure perceived year-on-year changes among nightlife users in the intervention area. To do this, we questioned experiences related to whether they had been served alcohol in a state of high drunkenness, among other aspects. With the “Mystery Shopper” technique, we carry out a post-intervention evaluation in the nightlife venues of the intervention area. Both methodologies aimed to measure changes attributable to the objectives of the program.
On the other hand, at a qualitative level, we implement the SWOT technique (Weaknesses, Threats, Strengths and Opportunities) with each of the agents concerned with the prevention of damages that form the community. This required recapitulating the most relevant aspects addressed with the local police, UCO Unit and GAMA Unit, the government team, its technical staff, the Equality area of the City Council of the city of intervention and nightlife professionals.
The validation of the program aims for Spain to have an integrated program in the Portal of good practices of the EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction).
Effectiveness, evidence, evaluation, alcohol, environmental prevention, community, harm prevention, gender.