Tell Us About It: Victim Research Convos


In this CVR podcast series, we talk with those doing research and serving victims and learn about the work they've done together.

Tell Us About It, Episode 4: Synthesizing Evidence to Improve Victim Response

A convo with Jennifer Yahner and Marina DuaneDec 21Time: 20:15

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Jennifer Yahner and Marina Duane of the Urban Institute join us on this episode of Tell Us About It to share the goal and processes behind the research syntheses being developed by the Center for Victim Research. They discuss efforts to incorporate both research and practice-based evidence in the syntheses, including working with expert researchers and practitioners.

Jennifer Yahner is a principal research associate in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center and associate director of CVR. She has experience researching issues relating to vulnerable populations, focusing on victims of elder abuse, intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, and human trafficking. She is also a certified long-term care ombudsman for older adults in California and a member of the advisory board for the State Victim Assistance Academies Resource Center.

Marina Duane is a research associate in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center and a member of the CVR team overseeing the research syntheses and providing technical assistance upon request. Her work at Urban includes researching multidisciplinary justice policies as well as victimization, reentry, and the intersection of criminal justice and human services delivery.

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