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Agevall Gross, LottaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0463-4014
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Denvall, V., Agevall Gross, L., Kjellgren, C. & Skillmark, M. (2019). Lost in comparison: a program theory analysis of performance measurement in social work. Nordic Social Work Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lost in comparison: a program theory analysis of performance measurement in social work
2019 (English)In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Since the 1990s, social work has been subject to requirements for monitoring and quality assurance. Here we examine one of the monitoring systems: Open Comparisons (OC). Gradually expanded and published online by a national agency, the OC now has around 350 indicators that cover major areas within social work in Sweden. We use program theory to clarify the operational idea in which OC is based. To do this, we analyse domestic violence data gathered from two social service organizations, from the regional level and from governmental agencies. The results show a strong normative support for OC within national level. However, OC is time consuming, its data are questionable, and its reliance on name-and-shame seems dubious. OC represents a trend in social work that may influence changes in routines and provide new kinds of performance measurements that affect how social work is organized.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-94711 (URN)10.1080/2156857X.2019.1690559 (DOI)
Projects
Våld i nära relationer – organisering av lokal evidens och utfall av bedömning och behandling
Funder
The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, 04049/2013
Available from: 2020-05-11 Created: 2020-05-11 Last updated: 2020-05-12
Skillmark, M., Agevall Gross, L., Kjellgren, C. & Denvall, V. (2019). The pursuit of standardization in domestic violence social work: A multiple case study of how the idea of using risk assessment tools is manifested and processed in the Swedish social services. Qualitative Social Work, 18(3), 458-474
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The pursuit of standardization in domestic violence social work: A multiple case study of how the idea of using risk assessment tools is manifested and processed in the Swedish social services
2019 (English)In: Qualitative Social Work, ISSN 1473-3250, E-ISSN 1741-3117, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 458-474Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This multiple case study examines how the idea of using risk assessment tools is manifested and processed in Swedish social services. Based on the analysis of interviews with different stakeholders and of organizational documents in two social service organizations, we investigate the actors who control local risk assessment practices. The findings illustrate that a relatively small group of social workers in the organizations have been able to forward their claims and decide how risk assessment work should be carried out without much intrusion from local managers or politicians. The findings also validate other studies that found that increased standardization can strengthen social workers’ ability to perform their professional task rather than lead to de-professionalization. This article ends with a discussion of what risk assessment practices might mean for domestic violence victims.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
Domestic violence, risk, social work practice, risk assessment, jurisdiction, control
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68602 (URN)10.1177/1473325017739461 (DOI)000469827500009 ()2-s2.0-85067176969 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-11-03 Created: 2017-11-03 Last updated: 2020-03-03Bibliographically approved
Denvall, V., Skillmark, M. & Agevall Gross, L. (2017). Fighting men`s violence against woman in the age of evidence and NPM. In: : . Paper presented at 7TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH Challenges in social work research – conflicts, barriers and possibilities in relation to social work.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fighting men`s violence against woman in the age of evidence and NPM
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Men's violence against women is a widespread global problem and a serious threat to women's health. This symposium will report from a study in Sweden that studies mechanisms that influence the design of interventions contesting domestic violence in two cities.

The symposiums three presentations will answer the following questions:

1. Given the fact that the organizations face many different views and ideologies; how does this affect the ways the problem of domestic violence is represented?

2. In what way affects ideas from performance measurement and new public management the interventions?

3. In what way are the social services organizing towards an evidence-based practice in this field?

Presentation 1 Interpersonal violence-From policy to local practice

Presentation 2 Open Comparisons in social work

Presentation 3 Negotiating in risk assessment practices

National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68603 (URN)
Conference
7TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH Challenges in social work research – conflicts, barriers and possibilities in relation to social work
Available from: 2017-11-03 Created: 2017-11-03 Last updated: 2020-03-03Bibliographically approved
Agevall Gross, L. & Skillmark, M. (2015). Brottsoffer i indikatorland: en analys av programidén och implementeringen av Öppna jämförelser inom brottsofferområdet. In: Presentation på Brottsoffermyndighetens viktimologiska forskarkonferens, 10 november 2015, Stockholm: . Paper presented at Brottsoffermyndighetens viktimologiska forskarkonferens, 10 november 2015, Stockholm.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brottsoffer i indikatorland: en analys av programidén och implementeringen av Öppna jämförelser inom brottsofferområdet
2015 (Swedish)In: Presentation på Brottsoffermyndighetens viktimologiska forskarkonferens, 10 november 2015, Stockholm, 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Idén om mål- och resultatstyrningen har fått stort genomslag i offentlig förvaltning. Det brottsofferstödjande arbetet som riktas mot våldsutsatta personer har liksom andra ansvarsområden inom socialtjänstens verksamhetsfält mött ökade krav på att säkra och redovisa kvalitet. Öppna jämförelser är ett instrument som används inom offentlig verksamhet för att mäta, offentliggöra och jämföra kvaliteten av det arbete som bedrivs. År 2012 lanserades för första gången öppna jämförelser inom brottsofferområdet. I studien analyseras Öppna jämförelsers programidé och dess implementering inom brottsofferområdet. Empirin utgörs av för studiens syfte, relevanta styrdokument samt intervjuer med aktörer på central nivå (Socialstyrelsen och SKL), regional nivå (Länsstyrelsen) samt lokal nivå (två fallkommuner i södra Sverige) Fokus riktas mot hur de har arbetat med Öppna jämförelser och vilka erfarenheter de har gjort. 12 I presentationen av studien visar författarna hur Öppna jämförelser avseende stöd till brottsoffer inte fått det genomslag som regeringen förutsatt. Den politiska styrningen är tydlig samtidigt som de olika ”intressenter” som Öppna jämförelser är tänkt att vara till för i praktiken givits en marginaliserad position

National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-47217 (URN)
Conference
Brottsoffermyndighetens viktimologiska forskarkonferens, 10 november 2015, Stockholm
Available from: 2015-11-12 Created: 2015-11-12 Last updated: 2020-03-03Bibliographically approved
Agevall Gross, L., Denvall, V., Kjellgren, C. & Skillmark, M. (2015). Brottsoffer i indikatorland: Öppna jämförelser inom socialtjänstens brottsofferstödjande arbete. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, 22(3-4), 341-358
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brottsoffer i indikatorland: Öppna jämförelser inom socialtjänstens brottsofferstödjande arbete
2015 (Swedish)In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 22, no 3-4, p. 341-358Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52320 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-29 Created: 2016-04-29 Last updated: 2020-03-03Bibliographically approved
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