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Realizing the Vision for the Future of Victim Services: Translation, Data Dissemination, and Bridging the Divide

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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 OVC’s 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

Date Created: September 24, 2015