Recent News

“Sisters Rising” – film sponsored by AVA

Dear AVA Colleagues: You are invited to a private screening of the powerful, award winning film, Sisters Rising. This screening is sponsored by the Association of Violence Against Women Act Administrators (AVA). Sisters Rising is the story of six Native American women reclaiming personal and tribal sovereignty in the face of ongoing sexual violence against Indigenous women […]

AVA Connect Conversation – February 22, 2021

AVA Connect Conversation – February 22, 2021 Last year, AVA offered AVA Connect Conversations from July through December. We felt it was important to start virtual conversations via Zoom that were no longer taking place in person because of travel restrictions related to COVID-19. In staying apart, we do not want to lose that social connection […]

Deadline extension for Closeouts, Performance Reports and Federal Financial Reports

AVA recently partnered with the National  Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) and the National Association of Crime Victims Compensation Boards (NACVCB) on a letter to OJP regarding ongoing challenges with the JustGrants and ASAP systems.  Below is a link to a copy of the letter for your reference. Acting Assistant Attorney General Maureen Henneberg, […]

New AVA Board Members!

Good morning to all of you!   Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in last week’s AVA Annual Meeting.  Following that meeting we set up online voting for the five open positions on the AVA Board.  Voting closed yesterday at 5pm EST. This was, by far, the closest the voting has ever been […]

AVA Connect – New Opportunities for Networking!

We wanted to resend the recent correspondence about AVA Connect as there are still some slots available if you would like to participate in either of the three virtual conversations mentioned below. Please take a look and let us know which date works best for you.These recent months have demonstrated that we can all collectively […]

NEW! – AVA Connect

These recent months have demonstrated that we can all collectively stay apart to protect one another.  In staying apart, we do not want to lose that social connection between each other as VAWA administrators.   Over the next few months AVA is planning to host something we would like to call AVA Connect. These virtual get-togethers […]

Save the Date – September 17th, AVA Annual Meeting

SAVE THE DATE – September 17th, 2020 AVA Annual Meeting – 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST AVA’s Annual Meeting will take place this year, via webinar.   Please join us as we provide: Updates and opening remarks from AVA’s Board President A review of AVA’s FY19-20 budget with AVA’s Treasurer An update from AVA’s Executive Director on […]

NCJA Info re COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Thank you to NCJA for the following detail about the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill.  Read carefully as there are internal links to the Emergency Supplemental Funding Program allocations by state, city, and county allocations, as well as a link to the full 335 pages of stimulus bill text. There is also a link to a 56-page […]

AVA Annual Meeting – Postponed

Happy Friday Everyone! The AVA Board just met today and we have decided to postpone the March 24, 2020 annual meeting. We are not ready to set a firm reschedule date because we think that you, like us, may have other things more critical, that you need to attend to at this time. While our annual […]