Department of Justice Highlights Violence Against Women Act

Jun 15, 2010, 12:54 ET from Office of Justice Programs - U.S. Department of Justice

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the Department of Justice's year-long commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) annual conference will hold a panel entitled, "Sexual Violence Research 15 Years after Violence Against Women Act of 1994," TODAY, JUNE 15, 2010 at 1:15 P.M. EDT.

The NIJ will continue to highlight the progress on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010 at 12 P.M. EDT, when Paula Zahn, host of On the Case with Paula Zahn, provides the keynote address during the conference luncheon, followed by a distinguished panel of experts discussing the progress and results of sexual violence research since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act.  Both panels will examine how research has contributed to policy, assess current knowledge gaps and research needs for the victims' services community.

WHO:  Rebecca Campbell, Professor of Community Psychology and Program Evaluation, Michigan State University, East Lansing  

Bonnie S. Fisher, Professor, Division of Criminal Justice and Research Fellow, Center for Criminal Justice Research, University of Cincinnati

Delilah Rumburg, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Enola

Karen Joanne Bachar, Social Science Analyst, Violence and Victimization Research Division, Office of Research and Evaluation, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.    

Wednesday's Distinguished Panel of Experts:

Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, Office of the Vice President of the United States, Washington, D.C.

Kristina Rose, Acting Director, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Bernard K. Melekian, Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Catherine Pierce, Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Michael Paymar, Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul  

Karen D. Carroll, Associate Director, Bronx Sexual Assault Response Team, New

WHAT:  Panel and keynote address on Sexual Violence Research 15 Years after Violence Against Women Act of 1994


1:15 P.M. EDT


12 P.M. EDT

WHERE:  Marriott Crystal Gateway, Salon A

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway

Arlington, Va. 22202

Media information is available at the press table.



SOURCE Office of Justice Programs - U.S. Department of Justice