In partnership with various state and local agencies, IDVSA studies the prevalence of and response to intimate partner violence in the state of Texas. In an effort to improve service delivery and provide resources to people experiencing domestic violence, we conduct program evaluations, capture the landscape of services in Texas, the gaps in service, and challenges in addressing the needs of survivors. We investigate not only the needs of the survivors but also the needs and experiences of the professional service providers and techniques to improve workplace satisfaction and retention, reduce secondary traumatic stress, with the ultimate goal of improving service delivery. Explore this page to learn more about our research on domestic violence and intimate partner violence.
Project ReVEAL: Recording victims video statements as evidence to advance outcomes in family violence cases (2017-Present)
Project ReVEAL aims to understand the use of handheld video cameras in collecting evidence in domestic violence cases…
TCFV State Plan (2017-2018)
In collaboration with the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV), this project assesses the availability of services to survivors of domestic violence in the state of Texas.
Victim Services Occupation, Information, and Compensation Experiences Survey (2017)
The VOICE Survey (Victim Services Occupation, Information, & Compensation Experiences Survey) examines the experiences of people working in the fields of intimate partner violence and sexual assault services.
Texas State plan for domestic violence services (2012)
IDVSA was commissioned by the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) to collect information from service providers across Texas regarding the geographic distribution of core and additional support services, underserved populations, emerging initiatives, and the cost of providing these services.