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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

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
2016-VF-GX-K016
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$429,783
Original Solicitation

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.

ca/ncf

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. This supplemental award will continue to support the work of the Underserved Victims of Sexual Assault Fellowship and assists 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. NCA/NCF

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 victims of sexual assault have access to victim-centered services and advocacy. With this supplemental award, Ms. Johnson will continue to work with OVC staff and management to carry out goals of her fellowship and to facilitate collaboration among stakeholders and practitioners in the field. She will also work to enhance the utility of OVC resources for governmental agencies and the victim assistance field; support and promote the dissemination of OVC resources and tools to improve the victim services field's ability to address crime victims' needs; and work with OVC as well as OVC training and technical assistance staff to identify practical ways to enhance OVC efforts through evidence-based or evidence-informed practices, innovative approaches, and address gaps and challenges in serving victims of sexual assault. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2016