Evaluation of Support Services for Young Rape Survivors

Tina Skinner, University of Leicester
Rosemary Barberet, University of Leicester

This paper is concerned with an evaluation of a new project in the UK that co-ordinates and commissions support and counselling for 14-16 year old survivors of rape and sexual assault. Local volunteers trained by the project (termed Initial Support Workers) offer the support, and qualified counsellors provide the counselling. In 2000 the project won a Home Office Crime Reducation Programme grant to provide this service. Part of the conditions for this grant was that an independent team appoined by the Home Office would evaluate the project. it is the methodological complexities of undertaking this evaluation that will be the main focus of the conference paper.

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