Using Data in Domestic Violence Work: Spotlight on the Ohio Domestic Violence Network

April 12, 2016


Professionals in the domestic violence field looking to build individual or organizational data and evaluation capacity are often interested in learning about how others have used data to inform their work. As part of an evidence-based pilot program, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (Resource Center) worked with two pilot sites that had programs or practices already in place that could benefit from enhanced data collection, evaluation, and general capacity building. This snapshot highlights the experiences of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) in using existing data to understand their clients’ needs better and to help guide their future work in advocating for domestic violence survivors.