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October 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Victim advocates and funders recognize the need for effective programs to provide swift housing solutions to survivors of domestic violence. The 2016 VOCA Rule change permitted greater flexibility in funding transitional housing programs for victims. Evaluation of the various housing models is a critical step toward achieved desired outcomes for victims.
Two research collaborations between VOCA Administrators and their state Statistical Analysis Center, in Iowa and Maine, recently undertook formative evaluations of specific rapid rehousing programs for domestic violence victims. Presenters will describe the steps they took, findings from these early examinations, and lessons learned about researching in this area.