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NY law calls for domestic violence training for beauty professionals

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A new state law will have beauty industry professionals on the front lines of domestic violence and sexual assault prevention. Lawmakers said beauty professionals are in a unique position to identify and support survivors. They will now get specialized training to help victims in dangerous situations by providing them with the […]

Peer to Peer Opportunity – April 2020

Good afternoon to each of you.  I hope that your new year has started off well. We are considering conducting a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) meeting that is solely focused on Implementation Plans.  This P2P is designed for STOP Administrators and staff only. Some of you have expressed interest because you are a new administrator and others of […]

AVA/NAVAA Joint Peer-to-Peer (P2P)

Save the Date AVA and NAVAA are excited to announce our first-ever joint Peer-to-Peer (P2P) mentoring opportunity!! Please mark your calendars for the following dates and location. AVA/NAVAA Peer-to-Peer Regional Meeting   When: October 9th, 2019            8:30am – 4:30pm October 10th, 2019          8:30am – 2:00pm   Where:        Charleston, South Carolina   This meeting is open to both […]

AVA Annual Meeting – April 30th, Albuquerque

  AVA ANNUAL MEETING   When:  April 30th, 2019 during lunch break Where: Albuquerque Marriott Hotel on the 1stfloor in the Pecos Room   Many of you are registered to attend the 2019 STOP Administrator’s Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 28-May 3, 2019.    We want to share some information with you about the date and […]

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 years ago on the intersection of Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse.  We invited prosecutors, law enforcement, DV advocates, animal protective services, DV and animal shelter personnel to attend.  We held a workshop in NYC, one in rural […]

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 provide useful guidance about the most respectful things to consider when interacting with Tribal governments or agencies. Points of Protocol for Agencies Working with Tribes  

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 said the police department, which publicly doubted the woman’s account in 1994, “let her down in almost every possible way.” By Dominique Mosbergen ASSOCIATED PRESS New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill said he was “deeply and […]