Interpersonal Violence and Pregnancy Project

Angela Rodgers, CCF - Project Manager

 

The Crime Victims Services Division of the Oregon Department of Justice was awarded a 3-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health. The funds are used to help pregnant and parenting teens and women who are victims of intimate partner violence and who have entered the Child Welfare, Self Sufficiency and/or county public health systems.IPV and Pregnancy Grant awards fund advocates from local domestic violence and sexual assault agencies who are stationed in Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency field offices and county public health departments. The purpose of the project is to improve victim and survivor access to health and safety resources through direct services as well as improved practice and increased collaboration among the partner agencies.

The RRI was asked to provide evaluation services for this project in excess of what is required by the funder. The evaluation attempts to assess the impact of the project on survivors and their families, practice and policies at partner agencies, and the broader service system.  Information will be shared with staff and management on a regular basis in order to inform implementation and on-going program improvement efforts. Data collection strategies include interviews, surveys, focus groups, site visits and program statistics with an emphasis on the voices and experiences of program participants/survivors.