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Title: Next Millennium Conference: Ending Domestic Violence; Evaluation 101 (Part I, #226)
Author(s): Eleanor Lyon; Anuradha Sharma; Angela M. Parmley; Stephanie Riger
Corporate Author: Vickii Coffey & Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: August 1999
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Vickii Coffey & Associates, Inc
Chicago, IL 60643-6973
Grant Number: 1999-WT-VX-0002
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In Part I of a two-part presentation, evaluators discuss issues and procedures involved in evaluating the processes and outcomes of programs that provide services to battered women.
Abstract: The speakers first discuss the fears and concerns that program managers may have regarding evaluation, including whether the investment of time and money is worth the benefits of an evaluation and whether the research can be done safely and ethically for the participating victims of domestic violence. The speakers next discuss the nature of an evaluation and the benefits that can be expected from it. The evaluators also discuss the provision of a context for evaluation. It is necessary that evaluation provide a broader context than other forms of information collection, such that the information, when analyzed, provides practical guidance for program operation, development, and modification. Another issue discussed is the importance of evaluations being inclusive, i.e., they must consider how program elements and processes impact a variety of domestic violence victims with varying characteristics. The presenters conclude this first part of the presentation with an overview of the evaluation process, which includes a summary of the key steps in conducting an evaluation from start to finish. For Part II, see NCJ-184568.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Evaluation criteria; Evaluation measures; NIJ grant-related documents; Program evaluation; Victim program evaluation; Victim services
Note: Proceedings of the Next Millennium Conference: Ending Domestic Violence
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