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 […]

FY 2023 Implementation Plan – Important Info!

Please find additional guidance from OVW that we are sharing based on feedback received by a VAWA colleague. You may have already received something similar from your OVW Program Manager.  The information is so timely that we wanted to be sure to post it as a reminder or in the event that you had not seen it […]

Save the Date! – AVA Annual meeting – June 16, 2023

Good afternoon VAWA Administrators! Please see Save the Date  announcement for June 16, 2023.   AVA will hold our annual meeting that afternoon from 2:00-3:30pm EST and we hope that you will be able to join us. It’s an opportunity to learn more about AVA, the services that we offered to administrators last year, and our […]

AVA Connect – Follow up Clarification on Questions

IN AVA’s most recent AVA Connect Conversation, there was healthy discussion about a few key VAWA issues that everyone on the call wanted more information about. One of the Administrators participating in the AVA Connect Conversation, reached out to their OVW Program Manager for guidance. The administrator shared the responses that their OVW Program Manager provided.  It seems […]

2023 OVW STOP VAWA Solicitation

Good morning.  I hope that all of you have had a fantastic week. You probably received the following email from Amy Loder today but just in case you did not, we wanted to make sure you were aware of what she shared. Here are Amy’s email comments: Good morning. The STOP solicitation has posted to […]

AVA Connect

Important Info Re AVA Membership! Good morning and Happy Monday! AVA is bringing back the AVA Connect Conversations, starting this month.  We will have AVA Connect conversations every other month.  The first conversation will take place at 2:00pm EST on Wednesday, April 19th and is open to AVA dues paying members and non-dues paying members. For […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call – April 2023

Good afternoon everyone.  I hope that you are all doing well and getting ready for warmer weather. The AVA Board will meet with representatives from OVW in early April, for our regularly scheduled quarterly meeting. If you have any questions that you would like for us to ask, please share them with me directly or here […]

OVW Solicitations

In case you missed them, the following solicitations were announced within the past week. OVW’s FY 2023 Strengthening Culturally Specific Campus’ Approaches to Address Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Initiative Solicitation OVW’s FY 2023 Grants to Improve the Criminal Justice Response Program Solicitation OVW’s FY 2023 Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and […]