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GAO Study re Sexual Assault Exams

Good afternoon and Happy Monday! AVA received a detailed email from Chris Hatscher, Senior Analyst with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) last Friday. After receiving the email, I also spoke on the phone with Chris at length about a project he/GAO is working on that is likely to involve each of you. The VAWA Reauthorization Act […]

FFY 2022 STOP and SASP Allocation Charts

Good afternoon. Amy Loder sent out an email today announcing the STOP VAWA and the SASP allocation amounts. I am sure that you probably already received her email but as this is important information, I wanted to send you a second notice. I am attaching a copy of both charts for your easy reference. Take […]

VAWA “Incentive” Programs

Happy Monday! You likely received the following email from Amy Loder today but just in case you did not, please read below in italics for Amy’s message: Good afternoon, As you are aware, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 (VAWA 2022) authorized two new “incentive” programs that, if funded, would enable states […]

VAWA Reauthorization “Redline” Document

Good afternoon. Per the request of many VAWA Administrators, I am sharing the following document that outlines the changes in the most recent VAWA Reauthorization when compared to the previously existing statute.   A great big thank you to the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence who prepared this redline document that details […]

VAWA Reauthorization Comparisons

During our AVA Annual Meeting last week, several administrators requested something akin to a side-by-side comparison of the 2021 VAWA Reauthorization (passed in 2022) and the 2013 VAWA Reauthorization.   I will continue to work on this but wanted to share part of a press release in March by the USDOJ Office of Public Affairs.  […]

OVW FY 2022 SASP Solicitation

This is a reminder that you probably received from your OVW Program Manager today.   OVW Fiscal Year 2022 Sexual Assault Services Formula Program Solicitation      Application JustGrants Deadline: May 12, 2022, 9PM   https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1492451/download Take care,   Barry

AVA Board Meeting – May 10, 2022

Good afternoon and Happy Friday! This email is a reminder of the AVA Annual Meeting that will be held virtually on May 10, 2022 at 1:30 EST.  Here is the Zoom link for the meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87121256032?pwd=a3BGRmZ3K0ZrbnoyVXY1K3luMUwxQT09 The AVA Board will provide an overview of the goals and accomplishments and a review of the AVA budget.  We will also elect […]