Deputy Director, The OVC VOCA Center
Kellie Rabenhorst is a the Deputy Director of the OVC VOCA Center and serves as the TTA lead for VOCA Victim Assistance State Administrating Agencies (SAAs). Ms. Rabenhorst coordinates virtual and onsite peer-to-peer training and technical assistance to states and territories to create a strong support system, broaden victim services to historically underserved populations and advance promising policies and practices in federal grants administration. She serves as an integral member of the NCJA team and also collaborates with external partners including the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA), and other national partners and TTA providers to address pressing victim assistance program needs and provide meaningful support to all SAAs.
Prior to joining NCJA, Kellie was the Federal Grants and Programs Director, and the Office of Violence Prevention Director at the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice where she had oversight over multiple grant programs from the U.S. Department of Justice, including VOCA and the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program, as well as a state grant to reduce gang violence. She has worked in human services for over twenty years providing direct services to diverse populations in both rural and urban communities specializing in civil rights, juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, substance use and homeless issues.
Kellie has served on the Board of Directors for the National Criminal Justice Association and as the 2nd Vice President for NAVAA.
She has her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Master of Public Administration degree from Bellevue University. She is certified in Lean Six Sigma.