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.

What to Expect

A convo with Susan HowleyNov 01Time: 3:55

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This is Tell Us About It: Victim Research Convos, a podcast from the Center for Victim Research with support from the Office for Victims of Crime. In this short introduction, Susan Howley, the host of Tell Us About It, gives an overview of the podcast and what listeners can expect from future episodes.


Susan Howley: Welcome to Tell Us About It: Victim Research Convos, a podcast from the Center for Victim Research, with support from the Office for Victims of Crime. On each episode of Tell Us About It, we’ll talk to researchers and practitioners about their work, the tools being built for use in the field, and how we can work together to build an evidence base for crime victim services. I’m Susan Howley, host of this podcast, and this episode is a little different today. I’m going to tell you what to expect from the Tell Us About It episodes and give you a little bit of a broader background on the Center for Victim Research. Unlike future episodes, which you can expect to be 15 or 20 minutes long, this episode is just a few minutes. Hopefully, it gives you a sense of our upcoming content enough to encourage you to subscribe to this podcast using your favorite podcast service, so you can be the first to know when we release our next episode.

Each of the Tell Us About It episodes will feature a conversation between myself and one or two guests sharing research findings, reporting from experiences in the field, or describing new tools. The goal is to bring together the voices of researchers and practitioners to talk about the great work and groundbreaking advances that are continuing to build an evidence base for victim services. In upcoming podcast episodes, we will learn about the research used to create the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, the challenges in researching teen victims of human trafficking, the goals of the Violence Against Women Research Consortium, and we’ll dive into how the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center integrates research and evaluation into victim legal service work.

This podcast is one of many parts of the Center for Victim Research, which is a collaboration between the Justice Research and Statistics Association, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and the Urban Institute, with funding from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime. CVR is designed to serve as a one-stop shop for both victim service providers and researchers, connecting and sharing knowledge both to increase access to victim research and data, and to improve the utility of research and data collection to crime victim services. But our ultimate vision goes a step further to form a community of victim service providers and researchers collaborating to improve practice through the effective use of research and data. There is a lot we already offer through our website, including access to a library of victim research and data, a set of key tools, research synthesis summarizing what we know about certain areas of victimization, webinars, this podcast, a directory of victim researchers, and more. We also offer research-related technical assistance. You can connect to all these resources at

Ultimately, CVR is designed to support both practitioners and researchers in the victim service arena. People whose work is designed to make a difference to those harmed by crime and abuse, and who we hope will benefit from new tools and new opportunities to collaborate and discuss their work. This podcast is just one of these many tools and we want your input to make sure we’re getting it right. If there are research and practice experts you’d like us to interview or tools from the field you’d like us to highlight in this podcast, email us at Keep in touch with us as you take in these first few episodes. Your feedback will be a big part of shaping this podcast going forward.

That’s a short and sweet summary of our vision. If we captured your interest, subscribe to our podcast so you can know when each new episode is released. For now, I’m Susan Howley and this has been Tell Us About It.