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 against people with disabilities, the Vera Institute of Justice developed a set of performance indicators for disability agencies, domestic violence programs, and rape crisis centers, to track their progress toward improving services for survivors with disabilities. This one of a kind resource includes a user friendly guide to implementing this cost effective tool, as well as guidance about what data should be collected, how and when to collect it, and ways to calculate and interpret the scores.