JRSA staff with the Center for Victim Research (CVR) hosted a meeting with other national centers working to build an evidence base for victim services. Pictured are, from left to right, Kelly Kay Hallman, National Indigenous Women's Resource Center; Anne Menard, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; Susan Howley, Justice Research and Statistics Association and CVR; Julie Schoen, National Center on Elder Abuse; Jennifer Yahner, Urban Institute and CVR; Stan Orchowsky, Justice Research and Statistics Association and CVR; and Chris Newlin, National Children's Advocacy Center. (Not pictured, Karla Vierthaler, National Sexual Violence Resource Center.)
As part of JRSA's work to build the Center for Victim Research, we are leveraging existing resources and building on the experience of partners in the field. In early December we convened an in-person meeting of victim-related resource centers with a strong research emphasis. Participants had an opportunity to share promising strategies and common struggles in their efforts to help victim service providers incorporate research evidence into their work. Following that meeting, these same centers met with groups of stakeholders working with the national resource center for underserved victims, to exchange information about research and data needs as well as existing resources related to specific victim populations.