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Building Evidence for Domestic Violence Services & Interventions: A Framing Paper

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In April 2016 the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) contracted with the Center for Policy Research and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence to host a two day roundtable convening of experts to discuss opportunities to build the evidence base for domestic violence (DV) services.  This framing paper provided background information for that discussion.  This paper: 1) briefly summarizes and critiques the current state of rigorous evidence on core DV victim services; 2) identifies some key challenges that have limited the development of—and evidence base for—core services; 3) identifies a number of strategies that could assist in building the evidence base; and 4) outlines some areas of opportunity for strengthening future research and evaluation.