Taskforce Early Intervention for Family Violence (EIFV) Program

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre focuses on research examining the intersection of gender and the long-term prevention of family violence. Centre researchers work collaboratively with partners in government, social services, legal services, health and policing working to contribute to changing family violence patterns and outcomes.
Members of the Centre have prepared this Evaluation Proposal.

Members of the team will undertake a national and international literature review. This will include an analysis of scholarly literature, grey literature and other relevant documents. As per the pilot timeline the Literature Review will be completed by 31 January 2019.

The EIFV evaluation will combine qualitative and quantitative analysis. The evaluation will be carried out across five data collection strategies:
• Program observation (at three sessions during the 12 week program);
• Survey with program participants to be completed prior to and following program completion;
• Survey will partners of program participants;
• Statistical comparison with control group; and
• In-depth interviews and focus groups with a select number of program participants and key stakeholders;
The evaluation team has nominated to use surveys as the main method of data collection as it will allow for quantitative and qualitative analysis. The use of the three surveys will allow the evaluation to gather data on the experiences and insights of participants engaged in the EIFV program, participants in the control group as well as partners of participants who are participants in the EIFV program. The provision of survey is also a cost and time effective design approach for the evaluation.
As per the pilot timeline the evaluation will be undertaken from March 2019 to July 2019.
Effective start/end date1/03/1928/02/20