The project is housed in the Justice Policy Program at the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.VAWA MEI helps OVW track work being done by thousands of OVW grantees nationwide who develop innovative strategies to address violence against women, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.Middle school educators were surveyed anonymously once a year and middle school parents were surveyed twice per year.In 2014, NORC conducted a student non-attrition bias study and a parent nonresponse bias study in addition to regular data collections.
If you would like to withdraw from or opt out of participation in the study, please email [email protected] call 1-877-388-6369.More than half of domestic violence victims (57%) said they were distracted, almost half (45%) feared getting discovered, and two in five were afraid of their intimate partner’s unexpected visit (either by phone or in person).[iv]Nine in ten employees (91%) say that domestic violence has a negative impact on their company’s bottom line. Read about the officers whose brave actions were honored at the White House when President Trump and Attorney General Sessions awarded each officer with the Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer.By refining protocols and introducing automated processes, VAWA MEI has continuously improved the quality and efficiency of its data collection, cleaning, and analysis – keeping pace with 6 programs in 2003 to over 4,600 grantees reporting and 22 programs today.The VAWA MEI project is staffed by 15 full-time and part-time research assistants, analysts and associates, including attorneys, and others with significant frontline experience in providing services to or developing public policy for victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.Learn how to fill out the reporting form for your grants. VAWA MEI and OVW teamed up to bring you a new training webinar about how to write compelling narrative in your semi-annual progress reports, how the data from your progress reports gets used and by who, and most importantly, the difference it makes.