Center Director Interviewed for NIJ Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Study
Building and enhancing partnerships between violence against women researchers and practitioners is the focus of a new study funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Through the grant, Principal Investigators Bonnie S. Fisher, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati) and Tami P. Sullivan, Ph.D. (Yale University School of Medicine) are developing written and electronic media materials synthesizing lessons learned regarding researcher-practitioner partnerships in the criminal justice field. As part of their data collection, Fisher and Sullivan interviewed researchers and practitioners nation-wide with violence against women and criminal justice experience; Carol E. Jordan, Director of the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women was asked to participate. A core piece of the Center’s mission is to foster relationships between researchers, advocates and practitioners, and encourage collaboration in the research process. Ultimately, Fisher and Sullivan’s study,Successful Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships that Strengthen Practice and Policy: Lessons Learned from the Field,will help the Nation Institute of Justice develop a toolkit on partnering.