Recent News

Virtual Peer to Peer

Happy Friday! We recently reached out to you to gauge your interest and availability in participating in an in-person or virtual peer-to-peer that would focus solely on Implementation Planning. We appreciate your prompt response and more importantly, your interest in participating. Based on the feedback, many VAWA SAA’s are still under travel restrictions and thus would be […]

White House FY 22 Budget Request

Good morning! I wanted to share with you, a link to a narrative summary of the White House’s FY 22 Budget Request. Of great interest, as you will see below, is that this FY 22 Budget Request proposes to nearly double funding for Violence Against Women Act programs to $1 billion!   (I have highlighted this section below.) […]

2021 VAWA Reauthorization Act – More Info

Yesterday, I posted information about the 2021 VAWA Reauthorization Act.   I wanted to follow-up on that post by encouraging you to take the time to review two of the attachments. In yesterday’s post, there was a section by section analysis (included below) that is 13 pages long but a good overview of what is included […]

VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2021

The VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2021 was introduced in the House yesterday.  If approved, the proposal will be sent to the Senate for discussion. At this time, this is only a proposed bill.  I promise to keep you posted if it passes or if it stalls. You can find a bulleted list of some of the […]

VOCA Fix Bill

Most VAWA SAA’s also administer VOCA.  Even if your office does not administer VOCA, this information may prove useful to you moving forward.   This information was provided by NCJA, the National Criminal Justice Association.   VOCA Fix Bill Introduced in House and Senate Last week the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act, […]

AVA Connect Conversation – March 16, 2021

AVA Connect Conversation March 16, 2021, 2:00pm EST AVA Connect conversations are virtual get-togethers that offer informal opportunities to stay socially connected with each other as peers in a meaningful way. The most important part of AVA Connect is to give you a chance to talk about whatever is most on your mind, ask questions […]

“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, […]