Principal Investigator: Delphine Collin-Vézina
Funding Source: Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture
The present study seeks to make the evaluation of the implementation of services for victims of sexual assault (SA) in the 77 designated centers (DC) in Quebec. More specifically, this study aims to: (1) document the level of implementation fidelity of services in each of the 77 DC through Quebec regarding the medical and social model of intervention developed in eight stages in 2002, (2) determine the factors that influence the fidelity of implementation of services in each of the DC, such as those related to the organization, the clientele, and stakeholders, (3) establish the congruence between the services available in each DC and the portrait of the victims of SA, (4) document the use of rape kits and each DC stakeholder’s perception of their use. The study combines quantitative and qualitative methods and includes three levels of data: (1) administrative data (completed in 2011), (2) interviews with victims and parents of victims, (3) surveys with heads of agencies and health and social services providers, as well as (4) a focus group with partners involved with DC. Each of these steps will bring a greater understanding of the DC and the services user.