About CVR

OUR VISION

A community of victim service providers and researchers collaborating to improve practice through effective use of research and data.

OUR APPROACH

The Center for Victim Research is designed to serve as a one-stop shop for victim service providers and researchers to connect and share knowledge to increase (1) access to victim research and data and (2) the utility of research and data collection to crime victim services nationwide. We use the following strategies to improve the response to victims:

  • Promoting the collection and use of victim data.
  • Increasing access to research evidence on victim policies, programs, and practices.
  • Supporting the translation and dissemination of victim research as useable information.
  • Improving opportunities for researchers and practitioners to work together.

OUR PARTNERS

CVR is a joint effort by three organizations: the Justice Research and Statistics Association; the National Center for Victims of Crime; and the Urban Institute.

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We are also working with other leading resource centers who share an interest in bridging the gap between research and practice, including the National Center on Elder Abuse, the National Children’s Advocacy Center, the National Crime Victims’ Law Institute, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

OUR ORIGIN

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The Center for Victim Research was created to meet a need identified by the Office for Victims of Crime through its Vision 21 Initiative: the need for increased statistical data, evidence-based practices, and program evaluation to guide victim service providers, policymakers, and funders.

MEET OUR TEAM

Many people across the partner organizations help to staff CVR.

Here are some of the leading staff:

JUSTICE RESEARCH AND STATISTICS ASSOCIATION

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    SUSAN HOWLEY

    CVR Project Director

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    ROGER PRZYBYLSKI

    Research Director

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    BAILEY MARYFIELD

    Research Analyst

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    JASON TRASK

    Strategic Communications Associate

NATIONAL CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

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    MIRIAM WOODRUFF

    CVR Associate Director

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    LINDSEY CLAUD

    Research Liaison

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    LAURA PULS

    Research Librarian

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    JULIA SLATTERY

    Communications and Media Specialist

URBAN INSTITUTE

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    JENNIFER YAHNER

    CVR Associate Director

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    MALORE DUSENBERY

    Research Associate and Project Manager

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    MARINA DUANE

    Research Associate

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    SARA BASTOMSKI

    Research Associate

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    ALEXANDRA RICKS

    Research Associate

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