Removing barriers and enhancing your organizations’ capacity to effectively serve survivors with disabilities is only the beginning of a growing movement to end domestic and sexual violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people. Success and sustainability of these efforts relies on tracking progress and measuring effectiveness. Adopting measurement tools in your work can lead to the recognition of best practices and identify areas for improvement. It also allows you to demonstrate your effectiveness through numbers that will help you gain buy-in from new allies, as well as provide valuable information for funding opportunities to continue your work to address violence against people with disabilities.
Resources You Can Use
- Evaluating Organizational Capacity to Serve Survivors with Disabilities: Performance Indicators. Based on over ten years of experience working at the intersection of violence and disability, the Vera Institute of Justice developed a system of performance indicators to meet the growing need for a straight forward and cost effective system to track organizations’ progress in their work to end violence against people with disabilities. This one of a kind resource draws upon organizations’ existing data and resources, without requiring previous knowledge of statistics or evaluation methods. Resources for this system include a guide to implementation, guidance about data collection, and ways to calculate and interpret the data.