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