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NCJ Number: 251954 Find in a Library
Title: Building Successful Victim Researcher and Practitioner Collaborations
Date Published: April 2018
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2016-XV-GX-K006
Sale Source: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Center for Victim Research (CVR) explains to crime-victim researchers and practitioners why they should collaborate, how to build successful partnerships, and ways to sustain research and practice interactions over time.
Abstract: When victim researchers and practitioners work together, they can 1) improve the process of collecting victim information; 2) develop practice-relevant research projects; 3) give greater attention to participant safety in research projects that involve them; 4) increase the diversity and talents of interdisciplinary teams; 5) develop a stronger sense of credibility to the findings; and 6) translate findings more clearly to move the field forward. The report discusses 10 tips for fostering collaborations that will benefit the field of victim services. First, base the collaboration on trust and respect. Second, value multiple forms of expertise. Third, understand the job contexts of the partner. Fourth, invest time in the collaboration process. Fifth, develop a shared understanding of goals. Sixth, distribute resources in an equitable manner. Seventh, involve all partners with clearly defined goals throughout the process. Eighth, be flexible and use positive relationship management skills. Ninth, address safety and ethical concerns in a collaborative way. Tenth, share collaboration findings to show they are relevant for both partners. 13 references
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Collaborative Research; Criminal justice research; OVC grant-related documents; OVC Resources; Research uses in policymaking
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