This guide is one of four guides originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking.

Use this guide to help you determine whether you have the resources and expertise within your initiative to plan and implement a needs assessment and program evaluation, or if it is best to hire a local evaluator to help you conduct these activities. This guide contains useful tips on what to consider in the decision making and selection processes of hiring a local evaluator. 

Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator

The other three guides include:

Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Guide to Protecting Human Subjects

This guide is one of four guides originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking.

This following guide will help you conduct a comprehensive needs assessment of your community, target populations, and the services available to them. It will also guide you in using the results of your needs assessment to further develop, refine, and implement your program.

Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment

The other three guides include:

Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator
Guide to Protecting Human Subjects
 

This guide is one of four guides originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking.
This following guide will help you:

    * Develop an evaluation plan for collecting data on performance measures.
    * Establish measureable goals and objectives.
    * Design and conduct the program evaluation to continuously assess your program’s progress in achieving its established goals and objectives.
    * Identify measures to reflect the impact of your program’s activities.
    * Use the results to refine and improve services.
Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation

The other three guides include: 
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator
Guide to Protecting Human Subjects

Parents and other caregivers who view and discuss Raising Healthy Kids: Families Talk About Sexual Health will learn information and skills that help them communicate more effectively with their children.

RAISING HEALTHY KIDS: Families Talk About Sexual Health, For Parents of Young Children

A guide for victim service providers, volunteers, and other concerned community members on how to initiate and run a stalking support group in their agency or community. The guide includes information about designing a support group for stalking victims, recommendations for group membership, tips for facilitators, a sample curriculum, and much more.How to Start and Facilitate a Support Group for Victims of Stalking

This guide examines the use of polygraph tests and other truth-telling devices (sometimes called “lie-detector tests”) in sexual assault investigations. It is meant to support the Violence Against Women Act and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005) provision that truth-telling devices must not be used with sexual assault victims as a condition of charging or prosecution of an offense. This guide examines special issues relevant to using truth-telling devices with sexual assault victims. Legislative and judicial actions that have been taken as a result of this debate will also be discussed. Victim advocates, law enforcement officers, and policy makers may use this guide to develop policies, practices, and procedures and to improve collaborations regarding the use of truth-telling devices as the VAWA 2005 provision is adopted across the United States. 

These guidelines provide a comprehensive set of recommended practices for multidisciplinary teams responding to sex crimes. It also includes course outline for Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners.
Sexual Assault Response Team Guidelines

This manual contains a variety of information around understanding the federal legislative process, including action tools such as tips for meeting with your legislator.

This handbook was designed by NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund to help employers effectively address the issue of violence against women with creative and inexpensive solutions. This second, updated edition of the 1996 guide explains the pertinent legal issues, and suggests ways employers can develop strategies for dealing with violence-related issues that fit their needs, and those of their employees.
The Impact of Violence in the Lives of Working Women: Creating Solutions-Creating Change

This guide identifies six key components of child sexual abuse prevention for organizations.  It includes prevention goals and critical strategies for each component. Suggestions for addressing challenges and tools to help organizations get started are also provided.
 
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures

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