"Evaluating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is a valuable resource not only for researchers and evaluators, but for service providers and funders as well. Written in clear, straightforward language, it addresses many complex factors that come in to play when conducting victim--service evaluations, including issues of safety and confidentiality. A great tool for anyone involved in the work to end violence against women."
--Cris M. Sullivan, author of Outcome Evaluation Strategies for Domestic Violence Programs: A Practical Guide
"This book responds to the tremendous pressure and need to evaluate domestic violence services with some practical advice and experience. It not only outlines the basic considerations of evaluations, but also discusses the contextual issues that make evaluation in the domestic violence field unique and challenging."
--Edward Gondolf, author of Batterer Intervention Systems and Assessing Woman Battering in Mental Health Services
Evaluation programs that effectively measure the success of domestic violence and sexual assault services are essential not only to assure high levels of client service and continued funding, but also in evaluating how far society has come in the effort to end violence against women.
Evaluating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault provides comprehensive guidelines and field-tested tools for direct service evaluation programs. It also chronicles and celebrates over thirty years of progress made by the anti-violence movement. The authors offer a wealth of practical information at the same time identifying key issues and placing them in the broader context of social and political change.
Essential reading for anyone who works in or is affiliated with programs serving the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Evaluating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault addresses the needs of both service providers and evaluators as well as funding agencies and policy makers.