Friday, June 19, 2009

Opportunity for Pro_Active Advocates to Affect Some Real Systems Change

Even Washington is realizing that the domestic violence programs that have worked in the past may not be effective now:

Here is an opportunity for the right person to make a real difference.

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to inform you that we are now accepting applications under the “Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program.”

This is a new opportunity to expand the capacity of individuals in the victim assistance field through the Fellowship Program. As many as four people can become part of OVC’s team in Washington, D.C., and work in the areas of victim assistance and compensation, tribal communities, underserved crime victims, and evidence-based training and technical assistance.

Applications must be submitted by July 9, 2009, through OJP’s online Grants Management System at . Applicants are encouraged to begin the process in advance of the deadline.

This competitive program will award $80,000 - $125,000 each, for up to four fellowships, to provide direct operational assistance to crime victim organizations and agencies; design and develop innovative initiatives; implement a training strategy; and assist with evaluation and capacity building efforts. OVC fellows will also be responsible for crafting articles and speeches on specific topics covered in their fellowship category area. The fellowships are for a 12-month period, with options for 2 more years.

Individuals, not organizations, are invited to apply for this program. For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact Meg Morrow, Attorney-Advisor at 202-305-2986 or

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