Over the last five years, the domestic violence field has actively sought to participate in evidence-building practice (EBP) and evidence-based documentation. Responding to national conversations suggesting that programs and practices should be able to demonstrate empirical evidence of their effectiveness, advocates and survivors have sought to define and document successful outcomes and interventions.
The goal of the Moving Toward Evidence-Based Practices: A Guide for Domestic Violence Organizations (EBP Guide) is to help programs identify where they are in the process of documenting empirical evidence to support their effectiveness so they may identify ways to move up the continuum of evidence. Every program will be in a different place and have different resources available to them regarding to their capacity to evaluate its programs and practices. The EBP Guide is meant to be informative, to help you determine your current readiness to evaluate your own programs and practice, and to help you move forward with evaluation when you are ready to do so.