Dear OVW Colleagues: It has been my great honor to have been able to lead the work of the Office on Violence Against (OVW) Women, and now it is my honor to pass the helm of OVW to our new Principal Deputy Director, The Honorable Katharine (Katie) Sullivan. Katie joins OVW after serving on […]
The Silence Breakers
Please click here for a listing of projected release dates for OVW solicitations.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month. The Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime has provided this Stalking Fact Sheet.
The United Nations has designated November 25, 2017 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
ERIN REIMEL NOVEMBER 25, 2017 3:32 PM PHOTO: NURPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a national plan to combat sexism, sexual violence, and domestic violence against women. The policies he outlined include simplifying the process for reporting rape, implementing additional public safety measures for women, and educating schoolchildren about pornography. Meanwhile, women across France gathered for demonstrations […]
Newly released STOP FAQs as of 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 […]
Nebraska Bright Horizons in Nebraska – During the month of October, O’Neill, Norfolk, and Ainsworth’s Main Street will have purple ribbons lining the streets. To kick things off, on the first Thursday of October, the 5th, Bright Horizons asked businesses, schools, and everyone else to wear purple and to share pictures on their Facebook page using the hashtag […]
Today, the federal government announced that more than $34 million in grant funding has been awarded to 20 jurisdictions to help them address the backlog of untested rape kits. This funding will provide communities with much needed resources to: supplement efforts to test backlogged kits in law enforcement facilities; create multidisciplinary teams to investigate and prosecute cases connected to the backlog; […]