Kristina Rose, Director, Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Appointed by President Biden as Director of the Office for Victims of Crime,Kristina Rose oversees over $9 billion in grant funding to support crime victims and survivors. Just prior to her appointment, Ms. Rose led the Victim Care and Support effort at the Department of Defense Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military.Ms. Rose amassed 20 years in DOJ roles, including as OVC’s Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice’s Acting Director and Deputy Director, and the Office on Violence Against Women’s Chief of Staff. In 2016, she was detailed the Office of Vice President Joe Biden as a senior policy advisor on violence against women. She was a victim advocate in the Washington, D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2013. In the nonprofit sector, Ms. Rosewas the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Healing Justice and Executive Director for End Violence Against Women International. Ms. Rose holds an M.S. in criminal justice from Northeastern University and a B.A. in sociology from George Mason University.
Cornelia Sigworth, Associate Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance
Cornelia Sigworth currently serves as the Associate Deputy Director for the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. In this capacity, Ms. Sigworth directs BJA’s law enforcement, justice and mental health work including its partnerships with local, state, and national policymakers and their efforts to combat violent crime, enhance prosecution practices, improve public safety responses and outcomes, and improve business processes. Ms. Sigworth previously served in a variety of capacities within BJA including most recently as the Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Director for Policy and Director of the Violence Reduction Network. She began her career at The Department at the National Institute of Justice, where she managed national research, evaluation, and program development.
Ms. Sigworth holds a B.S. in Criminology from Northern Arizona University and a M.S. in Justice, Law, and Society from American University. She is a graduate of the Department of Justice’s Leadership Excellence and Achievement Program and the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive Fellows Program. Among other honors, she is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service and Northern Arizona University’s Criminology Alumni of the Year Award.