AVA Board Members Effective Immediately

Good morning and an early Happy Fourth of July! Following AVA’s Annual Meeting last week, nomination ballots were completed by AVA members.  A link to the list of current AVA Board members is below this email. On July 19th, 2024, the new Board will meet for the first time and elect officers.  We will send […]

A Note from the AVA President

At the recent Peer to Peer held in Wisconsin on June 11-12, 2024 AVA presented out-going Executive Director Barry Bryant with a plaque and our thanks for his many years of service to AVA. Barry was/is a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan so we also got him a personalized jersey with his name and the number […]

AVA Peer to Peer – Wisconsin, June 11-12, 2024

AVA held their ninth Peer-to-Peer meeting in Madison, Wisconsin on June 11-12, 2024. Twenty VAWA Administrators from across the U.S. participated in this resource and information sharing conversation. Peer-to-Peers began in 2016 to allow administrators to create an agenda which they design that includes discussion of topics they are challenged by  – and ways to […]

AVA Annual Meeting – Update – change of date!

Good morning/afternoon.   We wanted to reach out to let you know that we are going to reschedule our AVA Annual Meeting.     The new meeting date is now scheduled for June 27th, 2024 at 2:00pm EST.   When we set the original date of June 20th, there was no date yet established for the STOP […]

2024 STOP Formula Grant Application – Quick Guide

ALSO STAAR sent out a link today that you likely have already received.  In case you did not, the link below is for a Quick Guide to the 2024 STOP Formula Grant Application.  This information looks like it could be very helpful/useful to each of you. This is the message that accompanied their email: […]

Crime Victims Fund Stabilization Act of 2024

Good afternoon.  I hope you are well and almost ready to start a relaxing weekend. Earlier this week, I participated in an NCJA webinar that in part focused on the Crime Victims Fund.  Because so many of you or co-workers within your agency also administer VOCA, I wanted to give you a summary of some of […]

Save the Date !! – AVA Annual Meeting, June 20, 2024

Good morning VAWA Administrators! Please find attached a “Save the Date” announcement for June 20, 2024.   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, […]

Stalking Program Solicitation

Good afternoon. Please refer to the following link if you would like more information about the FY 2024  Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program Solicitation Take care, Barry

President Biden’s FY25 Budget re VAWA

Good morning/afternoon.  President Biden’s FY25 Budget was released today and posted on the OMB’s website.  I am sharing two links that provide more specific detail about this budget. The following link is a 44 page document that is the DOJ Appendix for the FY25 Budget. You can find VAWA specific information starting at the bottom of page […]