Technical Assistance and Fellowships
In keeping with the Center for Victim Research’s goal of improving opportunities for researchers and practitioners to work together, we provide technical assistance to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grantees, Statistical Analysis Centers (SAC), and local-level CVR-funded partnerships, and we help manage fellowships that promote research-to-practice collaborations.
CVR provides research-oriented technical assistance to VOCA-funded practitioners and researchers, including the VOCA-SAC partners, local researcher and practitioner fellows, and general CVR users. Regularly fulfilling requests ranging from minor literature reviews to placing evaluation questions in a logical framework to developing measurable benchmarks, Urban staff are available to help with resources and guidance. Please contact us through the CVR website or by email to TA@victimresearch.org.
CVR supports eight state-level partnerships between Victims of Crime Act administrators and Statistical Analysis Centers and nine local- or tribal-level fellowship teams of researchers and practitioners. Over 9 to 12 months, these partners and fellows build relationships and use data and evidence to improve services to crime victims. During these efforts, teams conduct a research-related victim services project while fostering collaboration and cross-learning. The first cohort began in winter 2017, and the second cohort is beginning winter 2018. Click here for more information on the partnerships supported by CVR.