Measuring Success in the Criminal Justice System's Response to Domestic/Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking:
A Pilot Project will develop and pilot test a set of indicators for gauging success in the criminal justice system's response to VAWA crimes.
OVW expects this project
to produce outcome measures that OVW grantees engaged in law enforcement, prosecution, and/or court-based activities can use to track their progress in combating crimes addressed in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
The indicators established through this project do not have to be comprehensive in scope.
They do not have to cover the justice process from initial report through final disposition, and they do not have to address each VAWA crime.
However, the indicators must be:
a) authentically linked to good practices in the criminal justice response to VAWA crimes; b) matched to the activities grantees can undertake with OVW funding; c) useful to grantees for data-driven decision-making; d) feasible to implement, and e) minimally burdensome for grantees to use.