Our goal is to enhance the ability for states and territories to administer STOP-logoFormula Grant Programs

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

The Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence

As the former NYS VAWA Administrator, my staff members and I held three workshops across the state several ...Read More

Points of Protocol for Agencies Working with Tribes

The following document was created by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  It was developed to ...Read More

NYPD Commissioner Apologizes To Rape Survivor 24 Years Later: ‘We Were Wrong’

U.S. NEWS 10/29/2018 07:43 am ET NYPD Commissioner Apologizes To Rape Survivor 24 Years Later: ‘We Were Wrong’ James O’Neill ...Read More
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VAWA Resources

OVW Grant Awards by State/Territory and Program

In the event that you were not previously aware of the following link to a useful OVW website, ...Read More

OVW Fiscal Year 2019 Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program Solicitation

Click here to see the solicitation.Read More

OVW FAQs on Tribal Issues

OVW FAQs on State Consultation and Coordination with TribesRead More
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Meeting Summaries

Peer-to-Peer Meeting in Seattle, October 2018

AVA Conducts Peer-to-Peer Mentoring in Seattle AVA held the most recent Peer-to-Peer (P2P) mentoring/assistance workshop last week at the ...Read More


AVA/OVW CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARY OCTOBER 15TH, 2018 11:00 – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)   OVW Staff:Amy Loder, Kevin Sweeney, ...Read More

AVA/OVW Conference Call Summary -July 2018

AVA/OVW CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARY JULY 9TH, 2018 11:00 – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)   OVW Staff: Program Managers Latonya Eaddy, ...Read More
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