Violence Against Women Office: Problems with Grant Monitoring and Concerns about Evaluation Studies

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Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Violence Against Women Office (VAWO) was created in to lead the national effort to end violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Since its inception, VAWO has grown both in the number of discretionary grants awarded and dollars awarded for those grants. Unfortunately, monitoring activities and impact evaluation data provide little basis to assess program results. Both VAWO and the Office of Justice Programs made a commitment to improve, citing reorganization plans that anticipate management information system as the foundation for improved grants management. ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. April 16, 2002.

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Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Violence Against Women Office (VAWO) was created in to lead the national effort to end violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Since its inception, VAWO has grown both in the number of discretionary grants awarded and dollars awarded for those grants. Unfortunately, monitoring activities and impact evaluation data provide little basis to assess program results. Both VAWO and the Office of Justice Programs made a commitment to improve, citing reorganization plans that anticipate management information system as the foundation for improved grants management. However, reorganization and management information tools and are only as good as the management that wields them. Commitment to improvement and oversight are needed to ensure progress."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Violence Against Women Office: Problems with Grant Monitoring and Concerns about Evaluation Studies, text, April 16, 2002; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290108/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.