• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Sullivan_Outcome_ManualA Practical Guide: Outcome Evaluation Strategies for Domestic Violence Programs

This 1998 Guide was developed by Cris Sullivan, Ph.D., for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a resource to assist domestic violence service providers in examining the effectiveness of their programs in a straight-forward manner. Although many programs are feeling external pressure from funding sources to conduct outcome evaluation, this guide is useful not just for convincing external sources of our importance but also in enhancing program effectivenes.’



How Do We Know That Domestic Violence Programs Are Making a Difference? A Guide to Using the Measure of Victims Empowerment Related to Safety (MOVERS)

This brief guide was created by Lisa Goodman, Ph.D., Kristie Thomas, Ph.D. and Deborah Heimel, M.S. in 2015 to assist domestic violence programs and other community based organizations interested in assessing program participants’ progress and outcomes. The development of MOVERS was a highly collaborative process involving academics, national experts, advocates, and survivors. Scales are available in both English and Spanish



Building Evidence: An Evaluation Toolkit

Released in 2015 by the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza, this toolkit is the product of a team effort that includes other community based organizations looking for a way to respond to the need to evaluate their work but in ways that reflect the cultural aspect of their approach to engaging with the community. In other words, “there is a need to take into account what distinguishes us from others and what constitutes the essence of culturally specific work.”


Trauma Informed PracticeA Guide for Using the Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales [Spanish]

This brief guide, available in both English and Spanish, was created in 2015 by Cris Sullivan, Ph.D. and Lisa Goodman, Ph.D. to assist nonprofit domestic violence programs and similar organizations interested in using the Trauma Informed Practices (TIP) Scales to examine and improve upon their work. The development of the TIP was a highly collaborative process involving academics, national experts, advocates, and survivors.



Cultivating Evaluation Capacity: A Guide for Programs Addressing Sexual and Domestic Violence [Full Text Version]

This guide, developed by Nancy Smith, Charity Hope, and Alice Chasen for the Vera Institute of Justice, in 2015 is designed to assist domestic and sexual violence service providers assess their evaluation capacity and identify areas of strength, as well as areas for improvement. In addition to the publication, Vera has created a resource hub  on its website to provide domestic and sexual violence service providers with access to five webinars that explore a number of topics addressed in the guide and provide an inside look at how organizations have applied these lessons in the field.


Outcome Evaluation Strategies for Sexual Assault Service Programs: A Practical Guide

This Guide was developed in 2000 by Cris Sullivan, Ph.D. and Suzanne Coats, MSW, for the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence as a resource to assist service providers in the state explore effective outcome evaluation strategies. Some of the content is adapted from the guide to outcome evaluation for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 1998 (see below).



Evaluation for Improvement: A Seven Step Empowerment Evaluation Approach for Violence Prevention Programs

This 2009 manual, developed by the National Center on Injury Prevention and Control/Center for Disease Control, is designed to help violence prevention organizations hire an empowerment evaluator who will assist them in building their evaluation capacity through a learn-by-doing process of evaluating their own strategies. It is for state and local leaders and staff members of organizations, coalitions, government agencies, and/or partnerships working to prevent sexual violence, intimate partner violence, youth violence, suicide, and/or child maltreatment.