A domestic violence collaborative was surveyed to evaluate and make recommendations for strengthening membership, structure, and cohesiveness. The article presents the evaluation methods, key findings, recommendations, and the outcome of their implementation. Areas identified for improvement include: membership diversification, membership-driven agenda, improved sub-committees, and increased community involvement through outreach. A revised meeting format, agenda setting strategy, sub-committee parameters, and the addition of quarterly meetings were recommended and implemented. This model received positive feedback as a method to strengthen collaboratives. The case study demonstrates how evaluation research can be linked to practice to make real improvements to a community collaborative.
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Cranwell, M. R., Kolodinsky, J. M., Anderson, K., & Schmidt, F. E. (2004). Evaluating a Domestic Violence Task Force: Methods to Strengthen a Community Collaboration. The Journal of Extension, 42(6), Article 11. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss6/11