AVA Meetings/Summaries

AVA Connect Conversation – January 24, 2024

Good afternoon. AVA held our first AVA Connect Conversation of 2024 yesterday.  The conversation included 31 VAWA Administrators and the interaction and participation was incredible. During the meeting, AVA promised to send out some information discussed, specific to the following two topics: Prosecutor Certification–  Please find attached the slides that AVA Board member, Tierra Williams […]

AVA Connect Conversations – 2024

Happy New Year!!  It’s going to be a great year! We wanted to reach out to you to let you know that we plan to conduct quarterly AVA Connect Conversations in 2024.  That frequency can change at any time if you would like to meet more often or if the need arises. Our first AVA […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call – January 2024

Happy Tuesday morning everyone! The AVA Board is planning to hold our next conference call with OVW in early January.  In preparation for that meeting, we wanted to reach out to you to see if there is anything that you would like for us to ask them. As you may recall, when we meet with […]

AVA Annual Strategic Planning Meeting

The AVA Board of Directors recently held their annual strategic planning meeting.  At these meetings, AVA Board members spend a full day strategizing and developing measures to improve the technical assistance that they offer to VAWA Administrators. During these in-person meetings, AVA Board members review their goals from the past year and measure success at […]

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 barry@avadministrators.org). […]

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, […]