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Outcomes (Primary and Secondary)

The intended results of a program’s activities or operation and a dimension in the CrimeSolutions.gov Scoring Instrument. Primary outcomes refer to the primary or central intended effects of a program. Within the scope of CrimeSolutions.gov, those primary outcomes must also relate to criminal justice, juvenile justice, or victim services. Secondary outcomes are the ancillary effects of a program. Outcomes are considered and rated separately within this dimension because programs may target multiple outcomes. Examples of outcomes include: reducing drug use, increasing system response to crime victims, and reducing fear of crime.