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Perceptions of Justice for Domestic Violence Survivors: Recent Findings and Implications for Practice

In this Center for Victim Research webinar, researchers from the Urban Institute will present findings from a recent study on the perceptions of justice, accountability, safety, and healing – including the effectiveness of traditional responses and restorative practices – held by diverse survivors of domestic violence from traditionally underserved groups. The study also examined the […]


Lethality Risk Factors: Pregnancy Abuse and Reproductive Coercion

DV RISC presents a webinar series on the most prevalently researched lethality risk factors commonly addressed in intimate partner violence (IPV) risk assessments: Stalking, Strangulation, Recent Separation, Firearms, and Pregnancy Abuse & Reproductive Coercion. Each webinar will focus on the research behind the risk factor, and practical strategies that can be implemented once it's flagged […]


Tools to Support Campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Sexual violence is a significant criminal justice problem with long-term effects for its victims. In particular, sexual assault on or related to college campuses across the United States presents a growing public health and economic burden, starting with significant impacts on academic outcomes. The long-term goal of the NIJ-funded Campus Sexual Assault and Response (CSAR) […]


Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The anti-trafficking field serves survivors from diverse backgrounds with diverse needs. However, many programs and public policy are developed with a “one size fits all” approach. This conference will help attendees move Beyond the Fundamentals. The 2024 conference, to be held in Salt Lake City, UT, will focus on the specialized approach to serving survivors […]

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Preventing Relationship and Sexual Violence on College Campuses

This webinar will discuss implications and recommendations for the prevention of sexual assault, dating violence, and harassment on college campuses in the U.S. based on findings from an NIJ-funded study on Population and Subgroup Differences in Prevalence and Predictors of Campus Sexual Assault (Award No: 2020-VA-CX-0004). Audience members will be invited to participate in a […]


Ask a Researcher: School Victimization

Join the Center for Victim Research for our first “Ask a Researcher” sessions, when Professor Jillian Turanovic will answer your questions about school victimization. Submit your questions in advance – whether it’s about who is at risk, prevention of victimization, areas of harm, evidence around victim responses, or similar questions—and Prof. Turanovic will answer as […]


“We Never Give Up the Fight”: A Report of the National Women’s Community Survey

The Los Angeles LGBT Center, in partnership with Justice Work and 120 partner organizations, has released the findings from the largest and most comprehensive survey on LGBTQ+ women who partner with women in the United States. The study “We Never Give Up the Fight”: A Report of the National LGBTQ+ Women’s Community Survey,” aims to […]


Program Evaluation in Victim Services: An Introduction for Providers

This CVR webinar will provide a high-level overview of program evaluation in the victim services field. Participants will learn about the benefits of evaluation and the various types of program evaluations that are often used, including formative, implementation, and outcome evaluations. Finally, we will discuss how victim service professionals can get started, offer tips for […]


The Nation’s Two Crime Measures

The U.S. Department of Justice administers two statistical programs to measure the magnitude, nature, and impact of crime in the nation: the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). These data collections together provide a comprehensive understanding of crime in the United States. This […]


Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Victim Services

This webinar will include presentations from researchers funded by the National Institute of Justice and grantees of the Office on Violence Against Women studying the impact of COVID-19 on their work, particularly on service provision for victims and survivors of gender-based violence.   Attendees will learn about the impact the pandemic had on victim services, […]


Public Seminar: Advancing the Federal Research Agenda on Tribal Crime, Justice, and Safety with Feedback from the Field

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), is convening a public seminar to obtain input on advancing the federal research agenda on Tribal crime, justice, and safety. Despite efforts across several bureaus and program offices throughout the Department of Justice to support Tribal research […]


Effective Management Training Series: Program Evaluation

Most people know that a program evaluation is valuable, yet they are intimidated by actually conducting one. It is important to measure program effectiveness and other performance indicators to help with fundraising and demonstrate the need for services. This Program Evaluation training, part of the NVAA Effective Management Series, will give participants the practical skills […]