Project IMPACT

In 2013, Project IMPACT was launched to gain an overview about evaluations of European perpetrator programmes.

In 2013, Project IMPACT was launched to gain an overview about evaluations of European perpetrator programmes. Aiming to improve and harmonise evaluation of perpetrator programmes, the project started with an online survey on evaluation and outcome monitoring of perpetrator programmes in Europe, continued with an in-depth literature review of published and unpublished evaluation studies and produced a toolkit for outcome measurement - the IMPACT Outcome Monitoring Toolkit (IMPACT Toolkit).

The IMPACT Toolkit

Perpetrator programmes are often asked about the evaluation of their work, whether they make a difference and if they work. In the WWP EN Guidelines to develop standards we state that “Perpetrator programmes are based on the belief in the ability of people to change.” However, others often do not share this view. The IMPACT Toolkit helps programmes address this problem. You can download a working paper on the toolkit development here. There is also an expert essay by Cassandra Jones that gives detailed information on how to use the toolkit here.

Guidance for implementing/improving evaluation and documentation

This document describes important aspects regarding documentation and evaluation of the work with male perpetrators of domestic violence. Its purpose is to encourage programmes to implement or improve documentation and evaluation measures.

This document is available as PDF in 17 languages:

BG | CZ | EN | EE | FR | DE | GR | HU | IT | LV | LT | PL | PT | RO | SK | SI | ES

Project aim

The IMPACT project aimed to:

  1. Filling the knowledge gap regarding evaluations of perpetrator programmes in Europe
  2. Offering solutions towards a harmonisation of outcome monitoring (as a first step towards harmonisation of evaluation methodology)

These aims were achieved by:

  • Providing an overview and analysis of the current practice of outcome monitoring in European perpetrator programmes
  • Providing an overview and analysis of research studies evaluating perpetrator programmes
  • Identifying possibilities and obstacles for multi-country European outcome research studies
  • Developing a toolkit and good practice guidelines for outcome measurement