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The Department of Justice is recognizing Dr. Rebecca Campbell with the Vision 21 Research Award for improving the nation’s understanding of sexual assault and medical and criminal justice professionals’ response to victims.

This award was presented during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 21, in Washington, D.C.

“As one of the first researchers to focus on violence against women, Campbell has for the past 25 years conducted research with an emphasis on sexual assault, coordinated community responses, untested rape kits and the neurobiology of trauma. Her research focuses on gathering data that helps victim advocates develop effective and appropriate responses to victims that minimize trauma and revictimization. Her work on the impact of trauma on a survivor’s ability to participate in the criminal justice process has transformed the way law enforcement responds to victims in several communities, including Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Memphis and Salt Lake City.”

See the full announcement here and make sure to check out this video as well.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Campbell. This is a very inspirational recognition!

About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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