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Dept. of Justice - Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Fellowship.

Opportunity Title:

Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Fellowship

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OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety, and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. OVC will use this solicitation to support its ongoing investment in improving victim response with the main entity most victims encounter: law enforcement. The Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims (ELERV) strategy, initially released in 2009 and then improved for a second release in 2020, is an organizational strategy developed and tested with law enforcement’s direct participation and input. The strategy illustrates how every person in a law enforcement agency has a role in effective victim response and introduces law enforcement leaders to the challenges, methods, responsibilities, and benefits of enhancing their response to victims of crime. Implementing the ELERV Strategy can lead to broader communitywide trust and confidence in the police, foster the healing process for victims, increase victim participation in the criminal justice process, and produce stronger, more comprehensive cases to hold offenders accountable.



The successful candidate must have documented experience working with state, local, or tribal law enforcement agencies and allied partners to provide victim-centered, trauma-informed services and knowledge of the challenges, developments, and needs of law enforcement-based victim services. The candidate also must demonstrate substantial knowledge of victimization and victim services and have the skills to communicate orally and in writing with a broad audience of stakeholders. Applicants must be onsite at OVC in Washington, D.C., for a minimum of 1 week per month throughout a 36-month project period. Organizations are not eligible to apply. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

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Application Deadline:

June 23, 2022

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