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OVC Welcomes Kristina Rose as its New Director


OVC is pleased to announce Kristina Rose as the new Director of OVC, where she oversees programs and services that support crime victims and survivors. Ms. Rose was appointed to this position by President Joe Biden, and sworn in on July 12, 2021.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Rose spent nearly 20 years at the U.S. Department of Justice serving in numerous roles including as Deputy Director at OVC, as Acting Director and Deputy Director for the National Institute of Justice, and as the Chief of Staff for the Office on Violence Against Women.

During her time at the Department of Justice, Ms. Rose initiated several ground-breaking projects including—

  • the first national survey to measure the crime of stalking in the United States;
  • an action research project on untested sexual assault kits that produced national models for jurisdictions around the country;
  • a virtual training on sexual assault forensic exams; and
  • the first National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center.

Most recently, Ms. Rose was selected to serve on the Department of Defense Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military, where she led the Victim Care and Support effort.

Learn more about Ms. Rose.

Date Created: July 15, 2021