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The program evaluation tools and guidelines included here offer practical considerations and strategies for conceptualizing and carrying out program evaluation in violence against women organizations. Resources also explore the unique challenges of evaluating and making the case for prevention initiatives. Workbooks, sample materials, and exercises are included.

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September 2009
This Applied Research paper examines whether organizational affiliation and structure affect the quantity and quality of sexual assault services. The paper offers recommendations for future research evaluating the effectiveness of rape crisis centers.
Authors: Debra Patterson With contributions from Sally Laskey
January 2009
This Applied Research paper examines both single- and mixed-gender rape prevention and risk reduction programs, and provides suggestions for practitioners to design, implement, and evaluate programs.
Authors: Kimberly A. Lonsway, Victoria L. Banyard, Alan D. Berkowitz, Christine A. Gidycz, Jackson T. Katz, Mary P. Koss, Paul A. Schewe, and Sarah E. Ullman With contributions from Dorothy Edwards
April 2008
This Applied Research paper provides information on core concepts relevant to media campaign evaluation strategies and showcases several sexual violence prevention campaigns that have completed evaluations at various stages of the implementation process.
Authors: Sharyn J. Potter With contributions from Brad Perry
March 2002
This document is a helpful guideline for the use and evaluation of research reports. It is intended to help advocates become more skilled and confident about reading and understanding research reports.
Authors: Sandra K. Beeman With contributions from Carol Arthur
2001
This document provides an overview of how to conceptualize and carry out program evaluation in domestic violence organizations. The authors include a discussion of how to design appropriate outcomes and collect data.
Authors: Cris Sullivan and Carole Alexy
April 1999
This document explores mechanisms for coordination of community responses to domestic violence, examines research regarding various components of community responses, and highlights studies that evaluate the effectiveness coordinated community responses.
Authors: Melanie Shepard With contributions from Susan McGee
April 1999
This document discusses four evaluations of community advocacy efforts and identifies the need for both individual and systems-focused advocacy in order to create an effective and comprehensive community response to battered women.
Authors: Cris M. Sullivan and Mary Keefe