Knowledge is power. The more DV service providers and advocates know about designing and conducting evaluation efforts the better those efforts will be. Well-structured evaluations of DV services can provide valuable information we need to continually improve our programs. The following Issue Briefs prepared by the NRCDV are short discussions of related conceptual and practical topics that can help DV advocates more fully understand the benefits of evaluating their services, and identify important considerations before engaging in evaluation.
- Outcome Evaluation for DV Programs #1 – Why Should We Want to Evaluate Our Work?
- Outcome Evaluation for DV Programs # 2 – What is the Difference Between Research and Evaluation and Between Process and Outcome Evaluation?
- Outcome Evaluation for DV Programs #3 – How Do We Attend to Safety, Confidentiality and Diversity?
- Outcome Evaluation for DV Programs #4 – Outcomes Evaluation – What Effects Are We Having?
- Outcomes Evaluation for DV Programs # 5 – How Do We Approach Gathering, Maintaining and Analyzing Data?
- Outcomes Evaluation for DV Programs #6 – How Can We Make Our Evaluation Findings Work for Us?