Evaluation Tools

Expand the sections below for resource information.

Evaluation Resources for Victim Services


Measuring Our Success: Evaluation for Sexual Assault Programs, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs newsletter, Spring 2013.


Evaluation Resource Packet by Stephanie Townsend, after 2007.

Healing Voices Project: Procedures for Evaluating Counseling and Advocacy Services by Stephanie Townsend, October 2010.

Program Evaluation: Knowing is Half the Battle by Kris Bein, 2011.

Victim Service Program Evaluation by Collins, Emmerling, McManus, VanEpps, and Witwer, after 2007, and Empowerment and Satisfaction Questionnaire Implementation Checklist.


Outcome Measures for Sexual Assault Services in Texas by Heffron, McClendon, and Busch, August 2003.


Domestic Violence Evidence Project: where evidence and practice intersect

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: list of evaluation resources (with links)

Other Resources

Listening to Our Communities: Assessment Toolkit from National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative, January 2014.

Measuring Success on Our Own Terms training materials by Cris Sullivan, August 2014.

Evaluation Resources for Prevention


Technical Assistance Guide and Resource Kit for Primary Prevention and Evaluation by Stephanie Townsend, October 2009.

Understanding Evidence: A Guide to the Continuum of Evidence Effectiveness by Puddy and Wilkins, 2011.


Capacity Building for Domestic Violence Prevention Programming: VAWnet special collection (with links)

PreventConnect wiki on Evaluation: list of resources (with links)

Understanding Evidence: learning modules and other resources (with links)

Other Resources

Measuring the Impact of Your Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts: e-learning course.

Ohio Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Empowerment Evaluation Toolkit by Stevens and Ortega, December 2011.

Evaluation Resources for General Guidance


Succeeding With – or Maybe in Spite of – Evidence-Based Practices by Clare Nolan, November 2008.


American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles for Evaluators.

Cultivating Evaluation Capacity: A Guide for Programs Addressing Sexual and Domestic Violence by Smith and Hope, edited by Chasan, 2014, and accompanying webinar recordings and tip sheets.

Evaluating Social Innovation by Preskill and Beer, 2012.


Evaluaction: Putting evaluation to work

Other Resources

Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements by Breiding, Basile, Smith, Black, and Mahendra, 2015.

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