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Formative Evaluation Phase: The Continuum of Shelter and Housing Models for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $398,195)

This project consists of a formative evaluation and evaluability assessment for the continuum of housing assistance for intimate partner violence (IPV) victims. Housing supports for IPV victims must span the continuum of emergency shelter, and medium-term and longer-term housing, with safe transitions along this continuum. Significant questions remain as to the most efficient and effective housing models. Transitional housing (TH) provides safe housing and supportive services on-site before a final transition to permanent housing. Rapid re- housing (RRH) provides temporary assistance for permanent housing to build stability in this final destination. Comparative evaluation data are lacking to clarify the impact of these respective models on outcomes of housing stability, safety and overall well-being for IPV victims and their families, and to determine the optimal subpopulations (e.g., individual and family characteristics, nature and severity of violence) of each respective model. The research team will refine and formalize logic models for RRH and TH for IPV victims, monitoring tools and systems, and measures for fidelity, outputs, and outcomes. Resulting tools will then undergo a pilot phase to inform program fidelity and evaluation feasibility, ease of access to data, quality of data, and agency burden. A final phase consists of research capacity and evaluability assessment with a wide range of RRH and TH service providers, to inform a larger- scale trial. The evaluability assessment will emphasizes gap identification and resolution, and will inform larger-scale evaluation readiness, pilot data to support power calculations, and an evaluation design that is feasible for the many RRH and TH providers that interact with IPV victims.
"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). CA/NCF

Date Created: September 5, 2018