A Practical Guide to Evaluating Domestic Violence Coordinating Councils

This is a manual that provides practical strategies for the evaluation of domestic violence coordinating councils, task forces and committees in order to make the process of evaluation easier.

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A Practical Guide to Evaluating Domestic Violence Coordinating Councils by Nicole E. Allen, Ph.D. and Leslie A. Hagen, J.D. for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2003)

This manual provides practical strategies for the evaluation of domestic violence coordinating councils, task forces and committees in order to make the process of evaluation easier.

Four critical components to council effectiveness are identified and addressed: the quality of the internal working climate of the council, the quality of the council infrastructure, the breadth and nature of council activities, and the shorter-term outcomes associated with the council's collective work. The manual is organized in three sections: "Evaluating Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Effectiveness," "Focusing Your Evaluation," and "Collecting, Analyzing and Presenting Data."

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRC) is a key component in a national network of domestic violence resource centers established through the Violence Against Women Act and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This paper is one of several Promising Practices papers that are being produced by the Public Education component of the NRC.

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