Partners in Prevention expansion project: 2017 – 2019 evaluation report

Family violence Violence against women Violence prevention Victoria

In June 2018, DVRCV conducted a detailed evaluation of the PiP expansion project from June 2017 to May 2018 (Phase one of the project). This evaluation report builds on these findings and measures the overall reach, impact and value of the PiP program to members over the two-year program from 2017-19. Specifically the evaluation sought to determine the value of PiP to Victoria’s respectful relationships and prevention of violence against women sector, and to draw conclusions about the role of PiP in creating a sense of sector identity, connection with the evidence base and collegiality amongst practitioners, policymakers and other professionals working to prevent violence against women.

Key outcomes:

  • PiP is embedded in Victoria’s prevention infrastructure
  • PiP strengthens the community sector’s role in the Respectful Relationships initiative and encourages a collaborative approach to prevention across different settings and sectors
  • PiP is positioned to effectively provide expert advice and advocacy to government
  • PiP provides important opportunities to deepen members’ knowledge of the evidence base and hone their practice
  • PiP is fostering connection, collegiality, capability building and sector identity
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