Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Working Together to End the Violence

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

OVW does not provide services directly to the public. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. Find local resources on our map or call one of the national hotlines.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

This week is National Police Week, and all of us at OVW want to thank the brave law enforcement officers who risk their lives daily to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking everywhere.  Successfully combatting violence against women requires that we come together with a coordinated community response and law enforcement is at the heart of that response.

Friday, May 4, 2018

On May 5, we will observe the Senate-designated National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. This observance shines a light on the high rates of homicides of American Indian and Alaska Native women, as well as other forms of violence, including sex trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault, affecting Native communities throughout the United States.

Monday, April 30, 2018

April has been a whirlwind of activity at OVW! This month, I have had the honor to meet OVW grantees from across the country, as well as national, state, and local leaders in the anti-violence field. What amazing work you are all doing!

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Katharine (Katie) Sullivan, Principal Deputy Director
Principal Deputy Director

Katharine (Katie) Sullivan currently serves as Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

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Katharine Sullivan 
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