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ERIC Number: EJ909791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
A Nationwide Survey of State-Mandated Evaluation Practices for Domestic Violence Agencies
Riger, Stephanie; Staggs, Susan L.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n1 p50-70 Jan 2011
Many agencies serving survivors of domestic violence are required to evaluate their services. Three possible evaluation strategies include: a) process measurement, which typically involves a frequency count of agency activities, such as the number of counseling hours given; b) outcome evaluation, which measures the impact of agency activities on clients, such as increased understanding of the dynamics of abuse; or c) performance measurement, which assesses the extent to which agencies achieve their stated goals. Findings of a telephone survey of state funders of domestic violence agencies in the United States revealed that most states (67%) require only process measurement, while fewer than 10% require performance measurement. Most (69%) funders reported satisfaction with their evaluation strategy and emphasized the need for involvement of all stakeholders, especially grantees, in developing an evaluation. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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