Evaluation is an important element in providing domestic violence services. It offers the field relevant data on effective prevention and intervention programs, as well as lessons learned. This section includes a compilation of evaluation tools and program evaluation reports for domestic violence programs.
Challenges in the Evaluation and Implementation of School-Based Prevention and Intervention Programs on Sensitive Topics
Jaycox, McCaffrey, Ocampo, Shelley, Blake, & Peterson
American Journal of Evaluation, 27(3), 2006
Describes the challenges of launching a successful school-based program and evaluation, along with lessons learned from three projects that focus on intimate partner violence.
Evaluation for Improvement: A Seven Step Empowerment Evaluation Approach for Violence Prevention Organizations (PDF - 2929 KB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (2009)
Discusses seven steps violence prevention organizations can take to hire an empowerment evaluator to help them build their evaluation capacity through learn-by-doing processes.
Evaluation Toolkit and Logic Model Builder for Prevention and Family Support Programs
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Assists child abuse and neglect prevention, family support, parenting, and other related programs in evaluating their effectiveness in improving outcomes for children and families.
A Practitioner's Guide to Evaluating Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Programs
Crusto, Ross, & Kaufman (2006)
In Interpersonal Violence in the African American Community: Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment Practices
Discusses the benefits of systematic assessment of community-based domestic violence prevention and treatment programs, outlines major components of a program evaluation, and describes steps for conducting a program evaluation.
Program Evaluation 101
National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center (2000)
Provides information on the basics of program evaluation, including types of evaluation, standards and designs, logic models, and more.
Research and Evaluation
Safe Start Center
Presents evaluation results and promising practices from State and local sites implementing the Safe Start model to improve the system of care for young children exposed to violence and their families.