Office on Violence Against Women organization chartd

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) was established as an independent office on January 30, 2004, pursuant to the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-273). The Act directed that there shall be a “separate and distinct” OVW within the Department, headed by a Director, who “shall report to the Attorney General and serve as Counsel to the Attorney General on the subject of violence against women, and who shall have final authority over all grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts awarded by the Office.”

OVW is responsible for coordination with other departments, agencies, and offices regarding all activities authorized or undertaken under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and the Violence Against Women Act of 2000.

The major functions of OVW are to:

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