Recent News

New Board of Directors for AVA!

  On behalf of the AVA Board I want to thank each of you for your attendance at the AVA Annual meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Atlanta. It was very encouraging to have so many of you there and getting such valuable feedback from you.  We were proud that we had 46 […]

AVA Board of Directors and Elections – 2018

We will be holding AVA Board elections during the 2018 AVA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA in March. Board members are elected for a 2-year term with half of the board seats up for re-election each year. This year, there are four vacancies.  All board vacancies will be filled by a vote held during the […]

AVA Annual Meeting – Atlanta GA, March 2018

AVA’s Annual Meeting: As has become our tradition, AVA will hold our annual meeting during the STOP conference. Our meeting will take place during the lunch break on Tuesday, March 20th. We will hold our meeting during that break – and we will be providing lunch!! The AVA meeting is open to both member and […]

OVW Announces New Principal Deputy Director

Dear OVW Colleagues:   It has been my great honor to have been able to lead the work of the Office on Violence Against (OVW) Women, and now it is my honor to pass the helm of OVW to our new Principal Deputy Director, The Honorable Katharine (Katie) Sullivan.   Katie joins OVW after serving on […]

Stalking Fact Sheet

January is National Stalking Awareness Month.  The Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime has provided this Stalking Fact Sheet.

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

ERIN REIMEL NOVEMBER 25, 2017 3:32 PM PHOTO: NURPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a national plan to combat sexism, sexual violence, and domestic violence against women. The policies he outlined include simplifying the process for reporting rape, implementing additional public safety measures for women, and educating schoolchildren about pornography. Meanwhile, women across France gathered for demonstrations […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Activities Across the Country

Nebraska Bright Horizons in Nebraska – During the month of October, O’Neill, Norfolk, and Ainsworth’s Main Street will have purple ribbons lining the streets. To kick things off, on the first Thursday of October, the 5th, Bright Horizons asked businesses, schools, and everyone else to wear purple and to share  pictures on their  Facebook page using the hashtag […]

Sexual Assault Kit Backlog

Today, the federal government announced that more than $34 million in grant funding has been awarded to 20 jurisdictions to help them address the backlog of untested rape kits. This funding will provide communities with much needed resources to: supplement efforts to test backlogged kits in law enforcement facilities; create multidisciplinary teams to investigate and prosecute cases connected to the backlog; […]