Director of Strategic Partnerships, Healing Justice
Kristina Rose joined End Violence Against Women International in August 2017, as the new Executive Director based in DC. Prior to this, she served as Deputy Director at the US Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime where she oversaw national programming on services for crime victims. During most of 2016, Ms. Rose had the distinct privilege of working at the White House as a Senior Policy Advisor on violence against women in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden. There she provided expert advice and guidance to the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women and the Vice President on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking.
Ms. Rose’s career with the Department of Justice (DOJ) spanned almost 20 years and included serving as the Acting Director and Deputy Director for the National Institute of Justice, and as the Chief of Staff for the Office on Violence Against Women. As part of a DOJ leadership program, Ms. Rose spent time as a victim advocate in the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC in 2013, working hands-on with victims of all violent crimes. At DOJ, Ms. Rose initiated several ground-breaking projects including the first national survey to measure stalking in the United States; an action research project on untested sexual assault kits that produced national models for jurisdictions around the country; and a virtual training on sexual assault medical forensic exams with Dartmouth Medical School. Ms. Rose also led the development of the first National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center, which provides real time expert guidance to medical personnel conducting sexual assault forensic exams in underserved areas.