Victim Justice Program Specialist
Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice

Kristin Weschler is a skilled project manager who specializes in interagency collaboration and grant administration. As a member of the Office for Victims of Crime Human Trafficking Victim Services Team, Ms. Weschler manages a variety of human trafficking grants including task forces, comprehensive services, specialized services, and improving outcomes for youth. Ms. Weschler also works on several interagency federal housing projects and assists in managing a contract for the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center. Prior to her tenure with the U.S. Department of Justice, Ms. Weschler served for eight years as a deputy director for a local, non-profit domestic and sexual violence agency. Ms. Weschler was responsible for writing grants and overseeing their implementation as well as managing all agency operations. During this time, she built her grant experience and successfully secured the agency’s first federal grant award. These events provided a strong foundation as she transitioned into the role of program specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women Transitional Housing program. In this capacity, she supported, agencies nationwide in providing victim-centered services to individuals fleeing domestic and sexual violence. Ms. Weschler has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.