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EVAL OF A MUTLI-SITE DEMONSTRATION OF COLLABORATIONS

Award Information

Award #
2000-MU-MU-0014
Funding Category
Continuation
Location
Awardee County
Usa
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2004
Total funding (to date)
$3,348,605

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $599,809)

Project Summary for 2000-MU-MU-0014 (S-3)

The National Evaluation of the Multisite Demonstration of Collaborations to Address Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment is designed to measure the process and extent to which demonstration sites' collaborative efforts result in system change. During the final year of the evaluation, Caliber Associates and its team will continue to work together with the Federal partners, the national technical assistance team, the evaluation technical workgroup, each of the demonstration sites, and their local research partners to achieve project goals.

Our work in Year 3 will build on the foundation laid in Year 1 and the process and baseline implementation data collected during Year 2. Specifically, our work will focus on four key areas: completing the cross-site process evaluation, completing the cross-site system outcome evaluation, continuing to build local evaluation capacity, collaborating with the Federal partners and the training and technical assistance team to support the work of participating sites.

This project involves the ongoing evaluation of the national "Greenbook" demonstration which addresses the co-ocurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment.
The multilevel, multi-site comparative research design uses both cross-site and within site variations in system-level measures to study across- and within-system changes. The evaluation focuses on system change, rather than individual level change for a number of reasons. First, evaluation planning activities and other data indicated that sites were primarily engaged in activities that address system change. They were working to enhance cross-system information exchange, develop cross-training, and improve screening and assessment procedures. Furthermore, the dynamic nature of collaborative work and the difficulty inherent in implementing cross-system change in policies, procedures, and actual practice made it impractical to expect notable change on the individual and family level within the initial timeframe of the initiative.
Year 5 evaluation activities are critical to understanding the outcome of the systems change efforts in the demonstration communities, and the strategies and processes communities use to achieve those outcomes. Systems change will be assessed on a number of dimensions, including collaboration, identification of co-occurrence, information sharing, and safety and advocacy for those experiencing family violence. Systems change will not only be assessed across these various dimensions, but also at multiple levels and in multiple settings. Policy and practice changes will be examined at community, stakeholder, supervisor, direct service worker, and case file levels. Furthermore, the diversity of Greenbook sites will allow the national evaluation to assess systems change in rural, urban, and suburban settings. At the conclusion of Year 5, this evaluation will not only document systems change in the demonstration communities by assessing the impact of following the Greenbook guidance on systems policy and practice, but will also provide a blueprint for other communities interested in following the Greenbook recommendations.

This project involves the ongoing evaluation of the national "Greenbook" demonstration which addresses the co-ocurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment.
The multilevel, multi-site comparative research design uses both cross-site and within site variations in system-level measures to study across- and within-system changes. The evaluation focuses on system change, rather than individual level change for a number of reasons. First, evaluation planning activities and other data indicated that sites were primarily engaged in activities that address system change. They were working to enhance cross-system information exchange, develop cross-training, and improve screening and assessment procedures. Furthermore, the dynamic nature of collaborative work and the difficulty inherent in implementing cross-system change in policies, procedures, and actual practice made it impractical to expect notable change on the individual and family level within the initial timeframe of the initiative.
Year 5 evaluation activities are critical to understanding the outcome of the systems change efforts in the demonstration communities, and the strategies and processes communities use to achieve those outcomes. Systems change will be assessed on a number of dimensions, including collaboration, identification of co-occurrence, information sharing, and safety and advocacy for those experiencing family violence. Systems change will not only be assessed across these various dimensions, but also at multiple levels and in multiple settings. Policy and practice changes will be examined at community, stakeholder, supervisor, direct service worker, and case file levels. Furthermore, the diversity of Greenbook sites will allow the national evaluation to assess systems change in rural, urban, and suburban settings. At the conclusion of Year 5, this evaluation will not only document systems change in the demonstration communities by assessing the impact of following the Greenbook guidance on systems policy and practice, but will also provide a blueprint for other communities interested in following the Greenbook recommendations.

This project involves the ongoing evaluation of the national "Greenbook" demonstration which addresses the co-ocurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment.
The multilevel, multi-site comparative research design uses both cross-site and within site variations in system-level measures to study across- and within-system changes. The evaluation focuses on system change, rather than individual level change for a number of reasons. First, evaluation planning activities and other data indicated that sites were primarily engaged in activities that address system change. They were working to enhance cross-system information exchange, develop cross-training, and improve screening and assessment procedures. Furthermore, the dynamic nature of collaborative work and the difficulty inherent in implementing cross-system change in policies, procedures, and actual practice made it impractical to expect notable change on the individual and family level within the initial timeframe of the initiative.
Year 5 evaluation activities are critical to understanding the outcome of the systems change efforts in the demonstration communities, and the strategies and processes communities use to achieve those outcomes. Systems change will be assessed on a number of dimensions, including collaboration, identification of co-occurrence, information sharing, and safety and advocacy for those experiencing family violence. Systems change will not only be assessed across these various dimensions, but also at multiple levels and in multiple settings. Policy and practice changes will be examined at community, stakeholder, supervisor, direct service worker, and case file levels. Furthermore, the diversity of Greenbook sites will allow the national evaluation to assess systems change in rural, urban, and suburban settings. At the conclusion of Year 5, this evaluation will not only document systems change in the demonstration communities by assessing the impact of following the Greenbook guidance on systems policy and practice, but will also provide a blueprint for other communities interested in following the Greenbook recommendations.

This project involves the ongoing evaluation of the national "Greenbook" demonstration which addresses the co-ocurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment.
The multilevel, multi-site comparative research design uses both cross-site and within site variations in system-level measures to study across- and within-system changes. The evaluation focuses on system change, rather than individual level change for a number of reasons. First, evaluation planning activities and other data indicated that sites were primarily engaged in activities that address system change. They were working to enhance cross-system information exchange, develop cross-training, and improve screening and assessment procedures. Furthermore, the dynamic nature of collaborative work and the difficulty inherent in implementing cross-system change in policies, procedures, and actual practice made it impractical to expect notable change on the individual and family level within the initial timeframe of the initiative.
Year 5 evaluation activities are critical to understanding the outcome of the systems change efforts in the demonstration communities, and the strategies and processes communities use to achieve those outcomes. Systems change will be assessed on a number of dimensions, including collaboration, identification of co-occurrence, information sharing, and safety and advocacy for those experiencing family violence. Systems change will not only be assessed across these various dimensions, but also at multiple levels and in multiple settings. Policy and practice changes will be examined at community, stakeholder, supervisor, direct service worker, and case file levels. Furthermore, the diversity of Greenbook sites will allow the national evaluation to assess systems change in rural, urban, and suburban settings. At the conclusion of Year 5, this evaluation will not only document systems change in the demonstration communities by assessing the impact of following the Greenbook guidance on systems policy and practice, but will also provide a blueprint for other communities interested in following the Greenbook recommendations.

In this final phase of the evaluation, the project will continue plans for journal publication and focus on completing and augmenting the original evaluation plan. Key activities for Year 6 will include final data collection and analysis activities and products to effectively communicate findings. Data collection activities will include site visits to coincide with the end of funding in the demonstration sites, completion of the review of child welfare case files, and implementation of other data collection activities where indicated. The National Evaluation Team will also develop and disseminate a diverse group of products, including a special edition of the SAGE published Journal of Interpersonal Violence, other special issue briefs, and a final report to detail all evaluation activities and findings throughout the evaluation period. The research team will also continue support of local evaluation and sustainability efforts in the demonstration sites.
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Date Created: September 29, 2000