Providers’ Perspectives About Helpful Information for Evaluating Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services: A Practice Note

Rebecca J. Macy, Ijeoma Nwabuzor Ogbonnaya, Sandra L. Martin

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Abstract

This practice note presents findings from a statewide survey of domestic violence and sexual assault agency directors (n = 80; 77% response rate), regarding their opinions about the outcome information that should be collected from victims during evaluations of five commonly provided services: legal advocacy, medical advocacy, group services, individual counseling, and shelter. The findings showed that four information types were repeatedly ranked among the most important to collect to understand whether services helped victims including victims’ satisfaction with services, victims’ progress toward meeting their goals, changes in the extent of violence and/or trauma that victims experienced, and changes in victims’ knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-429
Number of pages14
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 17 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • domestic violence
  • evaluation
  • partner violence
  • rape
  • sexual assault

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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