Meeting Summaries

VAWA Reauthorization

I was hopeful that I might be able to give you a substantive update about the VAWA Reauthorization this week. I have had after several conversations this week and last week with staff at both Senator Feinstein’s office and Senator Grassley’s office, and it seems unlikely that a VAWA Reauthorization bill will be passed before […]

AVA Annual Luncheon – April 2019 – Albuquerque

On April 30, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, VAWA Administrators and AVA Board members gathered for our annual luncheon meeting. The turnout was by far the largest and most diverse participation ever!  There were 53 VAWA administrators from 49 states, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico. AVA Staff and Board gave updates as follows: President’s Report – Julia […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call Summary – January 2019

AVA/OVW CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARYJANUARY 14, 2019 11:00 – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) OVW Staff: OVW Associate Director Amy Loder, STOP Program Managers Latonya Eaddy and Omar Mohammed, SASP Team Lead Melissa Schmisek AVA Board Members: Julia Fuller-Wilson, Bill Schaefer, Cecilia Miller, Tina Chamberlain, MaryEllen Garcia, Michelle Bynum, Diana Fleming, Merry Wills AVA Executive […]

Peer-to-Peer Meeting in Seattle, October 2018

AVA Conducts Peer-to-Peer Mentoring in Seattle AVA held the most recent Peer-to-Peer (P2P) mentoring/assistance workshop last week at the Crowne Plaza in Seattle, WA. The P2P program continues to gain momentum and popularity among VAWA Administrators as 19 administrators from 14 states and Guam attended the fifth regional mentoring meeting on October 24th and 25th, […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call Summary – October 2018

AVA/OVW CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARY OCTOBER 15TH, 2018 11:00 – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)   OVW Staff:Amy Loder, Kevin Sweeney, Omar Mohammed, Melissa Schmisek, Frances Cook, Sherry Ann Moore   AVA Board Members/Staff: Jade Palin, Michelle Bynum, Cecilia Miller, MaryEllen Garcia, Barry Bryant   SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION Welcome and Introductions – Team members from […]