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Measuring outcomes of the coordinated response

Last edited: March 08, 2019

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Outcomes

Possible indicator(s)

Possible data collection methods

Source of information

Increase stakeholders’ knowledge of available community resources

Level of knowledge reported by stakeholders of available community resources for victims/survivors of violence against women

 

Number of referrals to available community resources (e.g. order of protection office, domestic violence shelter programs, sexual violence services)

  • Written questionnaires
  • Interviews
  • Archival data collection
  • Victims/survivors
  • Violence against women advocates
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare practitioners
  • Service delivery records

Increase victims’/survivors’ access to community resources

Degree to which victims/survivors report they are receiving the support they need

  • Written questionnaires
  • Interviews
  • Archival data collection
  • Victims/survivors
  • Service delivery records

Degree to which service providers indicate they are able to access resources on behalf of victims/survivors

  • Written questionnaires
  • Interviews
  • Violence against women advocates
  • Service providers
  • Healthcare practitioners

Improve relationships among key stakeholders

Stakeholders experience of relationships with others responding to violence against women

  • Written questionnaires
  • Interviews
  • Violence against women advocates
  • Criminal justice agencies
  • Service providers
  • Healthcare practitioners

Improve communication between stakeholders

Level of referrals and/or exchange of information and clients across agencies responding to the needs of victims/survivors of violence against women

  • Written questionnaires
  • Interviews
  • Databases of agencies
  • Violence against women advocates
  • Service providers
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare practitioners

Improve police response (e.g. identifying/arresting perpetrator)

Proportion of police reports containing detailed information including, for example, statements from victims and alleged perpetrators

  • Interviews
  • Archival data collection – i.e. case files
  • Police
  • Prosecutors
  • Victims/survivors
  • Police reports

Improve prosecution response (e.g. evidence based prosecution)

Proportion of cases in which prosecutors consistently charge and try cases of violence against women when there is sufficient evidence

  • Interviews
  • Archival data collection – i.e. case files
  • Prosecutors
  • Victims/survivors
  • Violence against women advocates
  • Case disposition records

Improve judicial response to violence against women cases

Judges consistently sentence assailants appropriately, including attendance of approved intervention programmes

  • Interviews
  • Archival data collection – i.e. case files
  • Direct observation (e.g. court monitoring)
  • Violence against women advocates
  • Prosecutors
  • Judges
  • Probation officers
  • Sentencing records

Adapted from Allen, N. and Hagen, L. (2003) A Practical Guide to Evaluating Domestic Violence Coordinating Councils, Harrisburg: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, available in English.

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