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Project: Evaluation report of shelter services for victims of crime and violence in the Western Cape.

Client: Western Cape Department of Social Development (WC DSD)
Duration: November 2014 to July 2015

The evaluation aimed to assess the services available at 13 WC DSD-funded shelters for victims of crime and violence within the Western Cape, funded by the provincial DSD’s Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP).

Project Name: Evaluation report of shelter services for victims of crime and violence in the Western Cape.

Client: Western Cape Department of Social Development (WC DSD)

Project Duration: November 2014 to July 2015

Sector: Social development; Crime and violence; Victim empowerment

Service provided: Formative evaluation of the WC DSD Victim Empowerment Programme services to 13 shelters for victims of crime and violence in the province.

The evaluation specifically explored:

Project Deliverables: Final summative evaluation report of shelter services for victims of crime and violence in the Western Cape.

Our Approach:

CC&DW implemented a formative evaluation to ensure the evaluation objectives were met. The formative nature of this evaluation guided the evaluation team in gathering evidence of how the shelters and more specifically, the services offered at shelters within the Western Cape are functioning, what can be done to improve their implementation, effectiveness and efficiency in achieving their outcomes, as well as the general relevance of their services in relation to the needs of clients. Our team employed a mixed-methods evaluation method. Both qualitative and quantitative data was collected and analysed in the evaluation. Primary data was collected through individual interviews and shelter site visits. Secondary data was collected through a literature review, desktop review and reviewing relevant programme documentation.