Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study Coordinating Center
was created to coordinate, evaluate and provide technical assistance
to the sites selected to participate in the Study and develop knowledge
products based on what is learned. The Center is also responsible
for working with the sites and the to create
a steady flow of relevant knowledge products based on key learnings
from the study sites.
The Coordinating Center is comprised of a consortium of organizations,
consumer/survivor/recovering women (C/S/R's) and professionals
from an array of relevant disciplines who offer in-depth expertise
on all aspects of women, violence and co-occurring disorders to
all of the study sites. The Coordinating Center is operated by
Policy Research Associates (PRA, located in Delmar, New York
in coordination with the The
National Center on Family Homelessness of
Newton, Massachusetts and theCecil
B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University
of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Backing
this consortium is a pool of consultants who have personal and
professional knowledge of the issues pertaining to women, violence,
trauma and co-occurring disorders.
The Coordinating Center operates with three highly integrated teams:
- a Technical Assistance Team that includes staff from PRA;
- an Evaluation Team that includes staff from PRA, UNC and NCFH.
The Evaluation Team has two sub-teams:
a. Process Evaluation sub-team
b. Outcome Evaluation sub-team
- A Knowledge Development and Application Team that includes
staff from PRA and NCFH.
Each of the teams and sub-teams have at least one consumer/survivor/recovering
woman and consultants from various disciplines.