7.6 A. Research and Evaluations


Islands in the stream: An evaluation of four London independent domestic violence advocacy schemes

Coy, M. Kelly, L. (2011)

This report presents the results of an evaluation of four Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) schemes in London, which are based in different settings: in a police station; hospital A&E department; a community based domestic violence project; and a women-only violence against women (VAW) organisation.

Summary Report

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Main Report

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Safety in Numbers: summary of findings and recommendations from a
multi-site evaluation of Independent Domestic Violence Advisors

Howarth, E. Stimpson, L. Barran, D. & Robinson, A. (2009)

This document highlights the key findings and recommendations from the first large scale, multi-site evaluation of these services.

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A Multi-Site Evaluation of the Impact of IDVA Services on High Risk Survivors of Domestic Abuse

The Hestia Fund and Henry Smith Charity (2008)

This factsheet analyses the impact of the IDVA on survivor safety and explores the association between different interventions and survivor outcomes. The initial findings are very positive showing abuse to have ceased in 70% of cases following intervention of an IDVA. The full evaluation will be published September 2009.

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