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Funding Opportunity: FY 2019 Measuring the Impact of Victim Services: Instrument Development

In collaboration with OVC and the Office on Violence Against Women, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for the FY 2019 Measuring the Impact of Victim Services: Instrument Development solicitation.

Through this funding opportunity, NIJ requests proposals for the development of a tool to assess the effectiveness of victim service programming.

The tool will consist of two parts. The first is a validated, multilingual instrument to collect relevant data from the consumers of the services (i.e., victims of crime). The second is an adaptable software platform for the delivery of the instrument to the consumer.

The instrument should be applicable across a diverse array of victim service programming, including, but not limited

  • programs embedded in hospitals/trauma centers;
  • umbrella/network organizations;
  • one-stop victim services programs;
  • culturally-specific organizations; and/or
  • programs embedded in criminal justice agencies, and across different types of clients, and in different languages.

NIJ expects that this instrument will be easy to use to generate a high response rate from a wide range of victim service clients and inform broader evaluations of victim service provider outcomes.

Apply by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 16, 2019.

(Posted March 4, 2019)

Date Published: March 4, 2019