For Policymakers and Policy Advocates
Explore how Bridges to Better can be integrated into policy and funding priorities.
“There needs to be more DV understanding lawyers. I had a lot of education to do for myself, because I had no idea and then I had to educate my attorney. You can’t go it alone. It is overwhelming.”
“Housing is my main problem, housing.”
“Where do you go to complain or find out your rights?”
“My baby daddy put a gun to my head. Seriously, he… I just don’t get that. You (social worker) should pull us aside and separate us and be like, “Do you need anything?”
Overview of Bridges to Better
Learn more about the six principles and two practice and policy frameworks of Bridges to Better.
Bridges to Better
Bridges to Better is focused on improving systems, not fixing families.
Our research showed improvements in practice and outcomes, and generated new questions!
QIC-DVCW Final Evaluation Report (Executive Summary)
Read the Executive Summary to see the results of our evaluation, including improvements in child safety and permanency.
Community-Based Approaches to Family Violence Prevention
This review of current community-based responses to domestic violence can inspire new ideas for helping families outside of systems.
Policy Design Guidance for CHild Welfare
This report offers practical guidance for a child welfare policy design process that centers survivors of domestic violence.