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Army Victim Advocacy Program Survey  
Army Victim Advocacy Program Survey
Army Victim Advocacy Program Survey

We invite you to participate in this survey which has been approved by COL Nancy Ruffin, [Deputy Director Family Programs, HQDA Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Manager], and Ernestine Wright [FAP Specialist]. This survey is being conducted by Cornell University, for the Army Victim Advocacy Program under the current National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) cooperative agreement # 2011-48581-31017.

 Identify the best practices and delivery strategies you use in your work with victims and their Families
 Determine what military and civilian trainings/educational materials, online resources, and professional development opportunities you utilize
 Learn about how you document data in VADASATS and other data management systems
 Obtain additional feedback regarding your work with Family members, Soldiers, and DA Civilians

This survey is part of a research study being conducted by Cornell University on behalf of the Army Family Advocacy Program. The Principal Investigator for this research project at Cornell is Brian Leidy who can be reached at or 607-254-5114.

CONFIDENTIALITY: Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary and refusal to participate will not affect any aspect of your employment. You can withdraw from the survey at any time for any reason without penalty. We encourage you to answer all of the questions, but you do not have to answer any question or address any topic you do not wish to address. All of the information that you provide is confidential and none of your responses can be traced back to you. Only group statistics will be reported and we will omit any identifying information when reporting your written comments. Your responses will be stored on a secure Army server that only Cornell University staff will have access to for analyses. There are no known risks to any participants in this study and other than completing the survey during working hours, no compensation is provided to participate.

RESULTS: The final report summarizing our findings will include summary statistics and comments. We will provide an executive summary to HQDA FAP staff [IMCOM G 9, Family Programs]. This information will help them understand how the victim advocacy program is being implemented across the Army and will be very helpful for strategic planning.

If you have any questions please contact Ernestine Wright ( FAP POC or Cindy Enroth ( or Marney Thomas ( of Cornell University.

You may also contact Cornell’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Participants at 607-255-5138 or access their website at Concerns or complaints may also be reported anonymously through Ethicspoint online at or by calling toll free at 1-866-293-3077. Ethicspoint is an independent organization that serves as a liaison between the University and the person bringing the complaint so that anonymity can be ensured.

If there are multiple victim advocates at your installation, each victim advocate should complete a separate survey. Your voice can make a difference in your work with Soldiers, DA Civilians, and Families.

THANK YOU in advance for sharing important information about the Victim Advocacy Program. When answering the following questions, PLEASE BASE YOUR ANSWERS ON THE VICTIM ADVOCACY STRATEGIES YOU USE MOST OFTEN with eligible victims of abuse and their Families.

By clicking on the link/start button [“Take This Survey”] you acknowledge that you have read this information and agree to participate in this research. Please make sure you press the "Submit" button once you have completed the survey.
Total Questions: 110
Estimated Completion Time: 20 minutes

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