In collaboration with the Office for Victims of Crime and the Office on Violence Against Women, the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking proposals for the development of a tool to assess the effectiveness of victim service programming. The tool will consist of two parts: the first is a validated, multilingual instrument to collect relevant data from the consumers of the services (i.e., victims), and the second is an adaptable software platform for the delivery of the instrument to the consumer.
The instrument should be applicable across a diverse array of victim service programming, including, but not limited to, programs embedded in hospitals/trauma centers; umbrella/network organizations; one-stop victim services programs; culturally specific organizations; and/or programs embedded in criminal justice agencies. The instrument should also be applicable across different types of clients and in different languages. NIJ expects that this instrument will be easy to use in order to generate a high response rate from a wide range of victim service clients, which may in turn be used to inform broader evaluations of victim service provider outcomes.
The solicitation provides further details about the program. Applications are due by May 16.