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Joint BJS and OVC Fellowship Program

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has partnered with the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) on the Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program. The fellow will work with BJS and OVC on translating statistical findings to inform practice and policies in the victim services field. The program includes activities such as—

  • gathering information on the current uses of crime and justice statistics in the victim service field
  • identifying pertinent research questions for the victim service field that could be addressed through statistical data
  • producing materials to disseminate relevant statistical data to key victim service stakeholders
  • developing recommendations for changes to BJS data collections that would improve the use of BJS statistical data for key victim service stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels.

Eligible applicants are practitioners or researchers in the victim service field with extensive knowledge and experience related to providing services. The fellow will be expected to work full-time, onsite in Washington, D.C. For details on the program, including deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program.

Date Published: April 15, 2015