Home > Projects > Dr. Cris Sullivan provides Workshops on how Domestic Violence Programs can Evaluate their Programs on Their Own Terms

As more and more funders demand evidence that their money is leading to significant change, domestic violence programs are feeling under siege to demonstrate their effectiveness. Drawing on her 25 years of experience directing an advocacy program as well as 20 years experience providing workshops and technical assistance to domestic violence programs, Cris Sullivan now provides workshops around the country to assist programs in:

1) understanding and sharing the evidence behind their work — YES, there is a good deal of evidence!

2) evaluating their own programs, with little or no money for evaluation

These workshops provide practical strategies and tools for how domestic violence programs can  choose outcomes that are meaningful to them and survivors, and that will also satisfy funders.

Prior workshop participants have noted:
“Cris takes a dry subject and makes it fun.”
“Cris is a great presenter – engaging and interactive.”
“I didn’t expect to actually have a good time today; but I did!”

To schedule a workshop please contact Cris directly at sulliv22@msu.edu


About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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