This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $327,779)
The Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program supports individuals to work in fellowship positions at the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Fellowship grantees each work in a particular topic area enhancing and extending OVC efforts to develop and replicate innovative programs that serve crime victims. OVC fellows support OVCs mission through the provision of direct operational assistance to crime victim organizations and agencies and by contributing to the design and development of innovative initiatives, training programs, technical assistance, and capacity-building efforts. In FY 2015, OVC has partnered with the Bureau of Justice Statistics to announce the availability of a new fellowship program focused on the translation and dissemination of statistical data utilized by the victim service field. With this award, Heather Warnken will work with both OVC and BJS to improve the synthesis and translation of social science research and statistical findings to inform practice and policies in the victim services field. CA/NCF
The Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program supports individuals to work in fellowship positions at the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). The goal of this fellowship project is to assist OVC and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in meeting the crime victim services fields need to improve the integration of statistical data and findings into victim services practice. Activities will include gathering information on the current uses of crime and justice statistics through a variety of sources; identifying pertinent research questions that could be addressed through statistical data, and working with BJS, OVC and other internal and external stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan for the translation and dissemination of information to fill key gaps in information needed to improve the response to victims nationwide.