AVA P2P – Vermont – October 2023

AVA held their second Peer-to-Peer (P2P) of 2023 on October 24th-25th in Burlington, Vermont.  Nineteen VAWA Administrators from 16 states participated in the two-day discussion. The in-person meetings are designed to provide networking opportunities for VAWA Administrators,  During the meetings, administrators are encouraged to share resources, experiences, forms, templates, policies, etc., with their colleagues.  With this format, […]

AVA Connect Conversation – November 8, 2023; 2:00 EST

Good morning and Happy Monday! You may have seen that the US Congress avoided a government shutdown in late September when they extended the appropriations deadline to November 17th, 2023. With that date looming just around the corner, we have decided to move the date of our next AVA Connect Conversation to Wednesday, November 8th at 2:00pm […]

AVA Connect Conversation – September

Today, AVA held our September AVA Connect Conversation and we had meaningful discussion about many topics.  As a result of today’s AVA Connect, there are two things that AVA wanted to share with you from our conversation:   1) ALSO STAAR has an upcoming STOP TA clinic on the VAWA Prosecution Certification on 10/16/23 at 5pm ET.  […]

AVA Connect – September 27, 2023 – 2:00 pm EST

Good afternoon and Happy Labor Day.  I hope that you all enjoyed an extended Holiday weekend.   Our next AVA Connect Conversation is scheduled for September 27, 2023 at 2:00pm EST.   This conversation will be open-ended and you are welcome to share any successes that you have experienced, any challenges that you are facing, or […]

AVA Connect – July 26 @ 2:00 pm EST

Good morning and Happy Wednesday.  I hope that you all enjoyed an extended Holiday weekend. Our next AVA Connect Conversation is scheduled for July 26, 2023 at 2:00pm EST and is open to AVA dues-paying members.  (If you are not sure if your agency has paid dues, you can reach out to me via email at […]

AVA Peer to Peer

Happy Monday to all of you and I hope your weekend was enjoyable and relaxing! As many of you know, AVA recently held a Peer-to-Peer meeting in Denver in late May.  Based on personal observation and very positive survey feedback, I think it was the most successful P2P to date. Because some of you have expressed interest, […]

OVW Annual Meeting

The below link includes multiple PowerPoint recordings from the recent OVW annual meeting and allows you to re-listen to the comments or to hear them for the first time.;!!PRtDf9A!upmnc4Z1HI70H-n_7-gPDmWhX0YUXrEex4D26hmfFKpiyBmHxbXr-r-1-BSfbiLVkFE4Rwa4EKl2MaLeAeWUDGdMkrrEIz0$

AVA is Seeking New Board Members !

The Association of VAWA Administrators (AVA) is seeking new board members to be voted in during our June 16, 2023 meeting! AVA leadership should be reflective of our VAWA membership across the country through representation from various geographic regions, VAWA staff who are new to the field, those that have years of experience and ensuring […]

Abuse in Later Life – Webinar

Good morning! A former VAWA Administrator (who now works for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)) reached out to me recently to let me know about a webinar that you might find informative and be interested in participating in. Please see the details below: Abuse in Later Life on the Radar: Funding […]