Meeting Summaries

OVW Solicitations and VAWA Reauthorization

  AVA met via conference call on Monday, April 9 with OVW and had a very productive meeting. We wanted to share two pieces of information that came from our discussion. Several of you have asked if AVA had updates about STOP solicitations and/or the VAWA Reauthorization. Here’s what we learned from OVW: OVW Solicitations  The […]

AVA/Luncheon Meeting – Atlanta, March 2018

March 24, 2018 Dear Administrators: 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 […]

AVA Peer to Peer – Nashville October 2017

AVA conducted our fourth Peer-to-Peer (P2P) regional mentoring meeting in Nashville, TN in early October.  The meeting included 12 administrators from nine different states.  There was significant discussion on many different topics including risk assessments, Muskie reporting, Implementation Plans, Subgrantee site visits, federal audits, and much more. We are grateful to each of the participants […]

AVA Annual Meeting – Tucson 2017

AVA Annual Meeting 2017 March 28, 2017 Tucson, Arizona   It was great being in Tucson with you and we want to thank you for joining us at the AVA Annual Meeting!  For me personally, it was exciting to meet some of you for the very first time and reconnecting with so many friends/administrators that […]

Austin Peer to Peer Meeting – Febrary 2017

AVA held a Peer-to-Peer meeting in February in Austin.   A lot of information was covered,  many great conversations were had, and valuable lessons were learned from one another on how to accomplish the day-to-day work of meeting STOP program mandates.  A little time was also taken to discuss how the influx of VOCA funds has […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call Summary – January 2017

Summary of Monthly Conference Call between AVA& OVW Date: Monday, January 9, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time    OVW Staff: OVW Associate Director Amy Loder, STOP Program Managers Kim Galvin, Latonya Eaddy, Omar Mohammed, and Kevin Sweeney AVA Board Members: Michelle Bynum, MaryEllen Garcia, Bill Schaefer and Diana Fleming AVA Executive Director: Dorene […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call Summary – December 2016

Summary of Monthly Conference Call between AVA & OVW Date: Monday, December 5, 2016 Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time     OVW Staff: OVW Associate Director Amy Loder, STOP Program Managers Kim Galvin and Omar Mohammed, Marnie Shiels, OVW Legal AVA Board Members: Michelle Bynum, MaryEllen Garcia and Cecilia Miller AVA Executive Director: Dorene […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call Summary – November 2016

Summary of Monthly Conference Call between AVA & OVW Date: Monday, November 7, 2016 Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time     OVW Staff: OVW Associate Director Amy Loder, STOP Program Managers Latonya Eaddy, Kim Galvin and Omar Mohammed AVA Board Members: Michelle Bynum, MaryEllen Garcia and Cecilia Miller AVA Executive Director: Dorene Whitworth   […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call Summary – September 2016

Summary of Monthly Conference Call between AVA & OVW Date: Monday, September 12, 2016 Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time     OVW Staff: Program Manager Kim Galvan AVA Board Members: Michelle Bynum, Julia Fuller-Wilson and Cecilia Miller AVA Executive Director: Dorene Whitworth   SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS   Amy Loder, Associate Director, as well as […]

Philadelphia Peer-to-Peer Meeting, October 2016

AVA held the second in a series of peer-to-peer meetings in Philadelphia on October 5th. This meeting was attended by 15 administrators and staff from 11 states. We covered quite a lot of information from reporting mandates, implementation planning, working with subgrantee programs and PREA to funding strategies and managing returned monies, among other things. […]