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In recognition that controlled research studies are not the only form of evidence to consider in determining program effectiveness, the DV Evidence Project identifies where emerging and promising evidence exists that specific programs and practices are effectively addressing complex social problems in community settings. The Program and Practice Profiles included have been identified by at least one peer as being innovative and noteworthy and have gathered some level of field evidence to examine their effectiveness. What these program evaluations may lack in traditional methodological rigor they more than make up for with ‘ecological validity’, or the extent to which their findings accurately reflect real-world concerns and successes.

Program and Practice Profiles should be viewed as one important piece of information to consider, but their inclusion on the DV Evidence online resource center does not necessarily reflect an endorsement of it by either the NRCDV nor the Family Violence Prevention and Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which provided funding for this project.

There are many innovative and exciting programs occurring throughout the country. The DV Evidence Project website provides a sample, but not an exhaustive list, of these practices and programs.



Share your innovative work with us

Are you a passionate researcher, advocate, or program developer engaged in groundbreaking work related to gender-based violence? We would love to hear from you! At the DV Evidence Project Online Resource Center, we are dedicated to fostering a community of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and evidence-based approaches in addressing domestic violence.