Establishing Data-driven Processes to Promote Evidence-based Sexual Violence Prevention
ARC is partnering with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) to evaluate Illinois’s sexual violence prevention efforts. Through this collaborative evaluation project, we’re examining efforts under the Rape Prevention & Education program (RPE), which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. RPE efforts emphasize primary prevention (stopping sexual assault before it occurs) and community and societal-level approaches (e.g., a program that attempts to engage an entire school vs. a program that seeks to educate individuals). ARC has helped stakeholders guide the creation of the working state logic model, evaluation plan, and action plan, and throughout the course of this five-year grant, we intend to lead social network analyses among Illinois RPE stakeholders, conduct interviews with local preventionists in rape crisis centers and utilize state secondary data sources.
Evaluability Assessment of the Implementation of Police Department Based Victim Assistance Programs
Sexual Misconduct and Perceived Campus Response Survey
The ARC team worked in collaboration with the Office for the Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs to develop the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Sexual Misconduct and Perceived Campus Response survey. The aim of this climate survey was to understand students’ experiences of sexual misconduct and their perceptions of the campus response. The first iteration of the survey was produced in the Fall of 2015, and the most recent report was administered in the Spring of 2019. The 2015, 2017, and 2019 reports can be found at wecare.illinois.edu/reports.