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Insights from the NCVS Data for the Victim Assistance Field: Who Might We Be Missing?

The Center for Victim Research is hosting a webinar, Insights from the NCVS Data for the Victim Assistance Field: Who Might We Be Missing? The session will be held May 30th at 2pm. From the announcement:

A major goal of the Center for Victim Research is to develop a community of victim service providers and researchers to improve practice through the effective use of research and data.  This webinar will focus on how data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) can help inform the victim service community about victimization patterns and service needs among different groups in the population.  The NCVS is the nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization, representing the self-reported victimization experiences of survivors 12 and older across the United States.  Though the NCVS data is publicly available, it is difficult for those without training to do their own analysis, including in pursuit of information not easily answered through annual NCVS reports (e.g., looking at victims and related needs intersectionally, considering multiple characteristics at once).

Presenters will share findings from the NCVS about who is at greatest risk for violence and the use of victim services.  Special emphasis will be placed on issues of race, ethnicity, gender, age, poverty, access to services, and the impact of victimization, especially at a time when historic funding levels and increased flexibility make data-driven strategies for return on investment in victim assistance as critical as ever.

Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the data and how they might be used to inform their research and practice.

Register here.


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