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AVA Connect Conversation re Implementation Planning – October 14, 2021

Good afternoon to everyone!  I hope that you are all planning something fun for the upcoming weekend. On October 14th, 2021 at 2:00pm EST, we will have our 5th AVA Connect Conversation devoted to Implementation Planning. October’s conversation will focus on the full scope of required consultations (non-tribal), including those with victim service providers, law […]

AVA Connect Conversation re Tribal Consultation – September 29, 2021

Our next AVA Connect Conversation is scheduled for September 29th, 2021 at 2:00pm EST.  This conversation will focus on the tribal consultation requirements of your VAWA Implementation Plan. With that in mind, this conversation is ideally intended to target VAWA administrators in states or territories that have: federally recognized tribes state recognized tribes other tribal […]

AVA Connect Conversation re Implementation Planning – August 11, 2021

On August 11th at 2:00pm EST, AVA will hold the third in a series of seven AVA Connect Conversations devoted exclusively to discussion about Implementation Planning. Wednesday’s conversation will center on needs assessments, focus groups, and required meetings. There are currently 16 VAWA Administrators already registered to participate.   If you would like to participate […]

AVA Connect Call – July 29, 2021 (Reminder – re Implementation Planning)

Good afternoon VAWA Administrators! I wanted to share this final reminder about tomorrow’s (July 29th) AVA Connect Conversation about Implementation Planning. The conversation will start at 2:00pm EST. I have currently received feedback from administrators in 14 states who plan on participating. Here’s the Zoom link: Thank you, Barry

AVA Connect Conversation – July 29, 2021

Happy Friday VAWA Administrators! This is a reminder of our upcoming AVA Connect Conversation on July 29, 2021 at 2:00pm EST.  The focus of this conversation will be to discuss planning and starting your Implementation Plan process. During this conversation, you will hear from other VAWA Administrators and they will share with you their planning […]

AVA Connect – Implementation Planning

Good morning everyone!  I hope that each of you will have an extra day off this weekend to celebrate July 4th weekend!   In June, 30 VAWA Administrators joined in on an information sharing AVA Connect Conversation focused solely on Implementation Planning.  During June’s conversation, we gave participants an overview of the specific Implementation Planning […]

AVA Connect Conversations

Hello VAWA Administrators!   This post is simply your reminder of the upcoming series of AVA Connect Conversations devoted to topical discussion focused on Implementation Planning.   Please see below for our planned discussion items for each of the monthly AVA Connect Conversations throughout the remainder of 2021.  We will firm up the dates for […]

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 […]