The objective of the Research Committee is to enhance the information known about LGBTQ intimate partner violence in the D.C. metro region. Currently the committee manages two major initiatives: a self-report partner violence survey and a database tracking MPD responses to LGBTQ partner violence.
Opportunities for Volunteers: Volunteers who join the Research Committee have the opportunity to assist on both initiatives as well as various other tasks, including but not limited to:
- Working with the committee chair to analyze data from RRC’s 2012-2013 self-report survey; participate in the writing of the 2012-2013 IPV report; produce factsheets and informational graphs to be used as educational tools
- Represent RRC and present research findings at community events and educational programs
- Provide data entry support for the MPD tracking database
- Assist in semi-annual analysis of MPD responses to incidents of LGBTQ IPV – including producing a factsheet and informational charts/graphs
- Author or co-author blog posts, op-eds, letters to the editor, or testimony related to the specific impacts of IPV on the LGBTQ community in D.C.
- Work with committee chair on the improvement and future study design of RRC’s self-report survey
Meeting Time: Currently the research committee does not have a regular meeting time, but for more information please contact Committee Chair Paul Ashton at email@example.com