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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 […]

Woman Rides 10,000 Miles for Domestic Violence Awareness

Hope by Horseback: Woman Rides 10,000 Miles for Domestic Violence Awareness   BALTIC, S.D.-A California woman is on a mission to spread hope across all 48 continental states. She calls it the Centauride. It’s a ten thousand mile ride by horseback. She’s already a year and a half into her four year trip. Her route […]

The Washington Post – “Nurses helped make us understand domestic violence as a serious health issue”

By Erin Blakemore, Freelance reporter August 18 at 11:00 AM Even though intimate-partner violence has long been all too common, it hasn’t always been considered a serious health issue. Passionate nurses helped change that. “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives,” a traveling exhibition produced by the National Library of Medicine, brings their work to life. It’s […]

SAVE THE DATE – AVA Peer-to-Peer Regional Meeting, October in Seattle

Save the Date AVA is excited to announce another Peer-to-Peer mentoring opportunity!!                            Please mark your calendars.   AVA Peer-to-Peer Regional Meeting October 24, 2018 – 8:30am – 4:30pm October 25, 2018 – 8:30am – 12:30pm   Seattle, Washington This meeting is open […]

Nevada and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Jean Nidetch Women’s Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas  – #UNLVGoesTeal. Quite a few of Student Affairs wore teal in support of SAAM on that day. They also specifically bought teal shoelaces for the baseball team to wear as well.    

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 […]