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About the Office on Violence Against Women

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice. OVW implements the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and provides national leadership on the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

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We're an office full of advocates who are passionate about supporting organizations who are on the ground working to ensure that survivors get the support they need, on their own terms.

Created in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

We offer career opportunities for attorney advisors, grant management specialists, project managers, and more. You can visit USAJOBS to see all the opportunities with the Office on Violence Against Women. The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation employer.

We can help university and post-graduate students complete their training and pursue their careers. Find the right opportunities for you.

Find Your Local Resources

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. The Office on Violence Against Women does not provide services directly to the general public. To find help, see our state-by-state guide to see who serves your area, or you can find the number to a national hotline.

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