ESPN | More on SportsCenter: The NFL Players Association and NFL Players Committee have released a new research strategy for the next decade that aims to better understand the impact of the league’s efforts to address domestic violence.
The league has been working on a “Research for Change” plan since 2011, according to the NFLPA.
The plan, released on Thursday, calls for research that is intended to increase awareness of domestic violence, as well as “to address the root causes of domestic abuse and to increase the level of support needed to address it.”
“We want to do everything we can to help our players and their families and to help us prevent violence against women,” said Chris Long, executive director of the NFL Players Union.
The research plan aims to examine a wide variety of topics that may be difficult to measure directly.
The NFLPA will be able to collect information about the players themselves, their families, coaches, players, coaches and their family members, the NFL said in a statement.
The organization said the research would also include interviews with police and victims of domestic-violence incidents.
The new plan is part of a concerted effort by the NFL and the players union to address the issue of domestic and sexual violence in sports.
The league said in April that it would create a new task force, headed by former commissioner Roger Goodell, to address this issue.
The task force will be led by Goodell, who retired in January.
The task force is expected to present its recommendations by the end of 2019.
It is expected that the NFL will adopt a new policy that would include better reporting of domestic assaults and incidents involving the players.
In June, the league announced that it was launching a national survey on domestic violence and violence against men and boys, which is designed to measure trends in the problem.
The survey, which will be open to all NFL players, will be conducted through the NFL’s player-led domestic violence program.