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An OVC Fellowship Dedicated to Ensuring that Victims of Sexual Assault Have Access to Culturally Competent, Victim-Centered Services and Advocacy

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $137,530)

OVC awards fellowships to individuals to work with OVC on specific topics or purpose areas to enhance the efforts of OVC to facilitate the understanding, development, or enhancement of innovative programs, models, practices, and protocols that serve crime victims. Fellowships also foster the professional development of practitioners in the victim assistance field by providing them an opportunity to work closely with federal staff, contractors, grantees, and a myriad of public and private organizations in Washington, DC, and throughout the Nation.

The goal of the Underserved Victims of Sexual Assault Fellowship is to assist OVC in identifying and promoting evidence-based and evidence-informed practices, programs, and model policies that ensure that underserved victims of sexual assault have access to culturally competent, victim-centered services and advocacy. The fellow, Jo E. Johnson, will work under the direction of OVC staff and management to develop a plan and carry out this goal as well as coordinate with other federal agencies and key stakeholders on a range of issues and efforts being undertaken to build comprehensive and effective strategies to identify and serve underserved victims of sexual assault. The fellow will also help OVC identify practical ways to use available programmatic, training, and technical assistance resources to best support victims of sexual assault as well as help identify ways to improve existing efforts when possible (e.g., existing programs, trainings, models, practices, protocols) and identify gaps and ways to fill them.


Date Created: September 19, 2016