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The MISSION of the Association of VAWA Administrators (AVA) is to encourage and facilitate mutual support, awareness and cooperation among states and territories administering Violence Against Women Act formula grants and to provide a centralized voice for the advancement of improvements to enhance the effectiveness of VAWA administration.

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Recent News

Stalking Fact Sheet

January is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime ...Read More

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The United Nations has designated November 25, 2017 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against ...Read More

France Just Announced a National Plan to Combat Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women


On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a national plan to combat sexism, sexual violence, ...Read More

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VAWA Resources

OVW Solicitations for FY 2018

Please click here for a listing of projected release dates for OVW solicitations.Read More

STOP FAQs – 2017

Newly released STOP FAQs as of October 2017Read More

AVA Documentation of Collaboration

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Meeting Summaries

AVA Peer to Peer – Nashville October 2017

AVA conducted our fourth Peer-to-Peer (P2P) regional mentoring meeting in Nashville, TN in early October.  The meeting included ...Read More

AVA Annual Meeting – Tucson 2017

AVA Annual Meeting 2017 March 28, 2017 Tucson, Arizona   It was great being in Tucson with you and we want to ...Read More

Austin Peer to Peer Meeting – Febrary 2017

AVA held a Peer-to-Peer meeting in February in Austin.   A lot of information was covered,  many great conversations ...Read More
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