The IMPACT Toolkit takes the evaluation process one step further than any other perpetrator programme evaluation. It is the first tool to measure a change of the impact of violent/abusive behaviour as stated by the male programme participants and their (ex-) partners. The toolkit allows you to monitor and measure your programme outcomes in a standardized way, which you can use for funding applications and to lobby at a local and national level.
The outcomes you can evaluate with the IMPACT Toolkit are:
- Behaviour and attitude changes in clients
- Survivor safety and well-being
- Changes in the lives of children, as perceived by the parents
- Achievement of the hopes of clients and their partners/ex-partners
Data is gathered at first contact (T0), the beginning of the programme (T1), halfway through the programme (T2), the end of the programme (T3) and at a six month follow-up after the programme is finished (T4). Both the male participants in the domestic violence intervention programme and their female (ex-)partners fill out the questionnaires and thus give an insight into changes over time.