Crime Victim Research & Policy Institute

Advancing research and evidence-based practice for victims of crime.

The Crime Victim Research & Policy Institute is committed to advancing research on victimization and its consequences and collaborating with victim service professionals to develop evidence-based, victim-focused policies. The Institute is dedicated to: (1) Fostering partnerships between researchers and victim service providers, (2) Conducting research to advance knowledge on victimization and its consequences, (3) Improving services to victims, (4) Giving victims and service providers a voice in policy and practice recommendations, and (5) Informing victim-focused policies at the local, state, and national levels.


  • Florida Office of the Attorney General
  • Palm Beach County Victim Services


FACULTY AFFILIATE | Jillian Turanovic, Ph.D.

CO-DIRECTOR | Krista R. Flannigan, J.D.

For more information on the Crime Victim Research & Policy Institute, contact Drs. George B. Pesta or Julie Brancale.