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Workshop on Evaluating the Impact of Programs Under the Violence Against Women Act, December 15, 2000
These Web pages summarize the discussions of the Workshop on Evaluating the Impact of Programs Under the Violence Against Women Act held on December 15, 2000, in Washington, DC.
The primary purpose of the workshop was to conduct a "brainstorming session on determining the impact of VAWA programs in terms of safety of women and the accountability of offenders." The topics covered during the workshop were Overview of VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) Programs, What is Measured in Current Evaluations? and Statement of Goals and Discussion of What We Don't Know or What Has Not Been Measured Well. The topics covered in the group discussion sessions included How Do We Define the Impact of VAWA I; Are Women Safer? Are Offenders Held Accountable; What Current Measures of the Impact of VAWA I Can be Used or Augmented; What Future Measures Should Be Collected to Measure the Impact of VAWA I and II; and Recommendations on Federal Roles.