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Tribal Consultation Registration Now Open | Proper Use of Pass Through & Administrative Funds | New STOP Rule
Keeping Housing Both Safe and Fair

Tribal Consultation Registration Now Open

Tribal leaders are invited to attend the 12th Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation on Violence Against Women on October 3-4, 2017. This year’s Consultation will be held at the We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center on the reservation of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

A special thanks to all the tribal leaders and representatives who joined the planning call in May 2017. At the Consultation, the Department of Justice will be joined by colleagues from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Interior.

Register for the Consultation.  Learn more about VAWA Tribal Consultations

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Proper Use of Pass Through and Administrative Funds: A Grantee Training Webinar

STOP and SAS grant requirements related to pass through funding and administrative costs are explained in this 30-minute interactive training for state administrators, state coalitions and state court administrators. The training, held April 20, 2017, was presented by Marnie Shiels, OVW Attorney Advisor.  Watch the video.  Download the PowerPoint slidesLearn more about OVW’s formula grant programs.

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New Stop Rule Clarifies Several Issues: Webinar

OVW published the new final rule about the STOP Violence Against Women formula grant program in the Federal Register on November 29, 2016. The new rule updates regulations and general provisions governing OVW grant programs, including definitions and requirements for nondisclosure of confidential information about victims as outline in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). 

OVW attorneys explained the rule and answered questions in a webinar on January 5, 2017. Download the slides from the webinar.

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Keeping Housing Both Safe and Fair: Webinars

Nuisance Abatement, Fair Housing and Data November 16, 2016

In this webinar, experts discussed the impact and enforcement of nuisance abatement ordinances, crime-free housing ordinances and crime-free housing programs. Chief of Police Mark Talbot of Norristown, Pennsylvania, shared Norristown’s experience with nuisance abatement ordinances and how the city reduced crime by replacing their nuisance abatement ordinance with a data-driven approach to policing.

Part 1:  Overview of the impact of nuisance abatement ordinances on victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations  

Part 2:  Review of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's “Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Enforcement of Local Nuisance and Crime-Free Housing Ordinances Against Victims of Domestic Violence, Other Crime Victims, and Others Who Require Police or Other Emergency Services,” with an emphasis on what law enforcement and local officials need to know about the implementation and enforcement or ordinances 

Part 3: Overview of Norristown, Pennsylvania’s, experience with nuisance abatement ordinances and how the city reduced crime when it replaced its nuisance ordinances with a data-driven approach to policing. 15 minutes. Presentation by Mark Talbot, Chief of Police, Norristown (Pennsylvania) Police Department  

♦ Download the Presentations (PDF)   Read HUD’s press release 

Using New Guidance About Fair Housing to Keep DV Victims Safe October 20, 2016

In this webinar, experts explained new federal guidance designed to help families continue to live in safe housing and the unintendede consequences of nuisance abatement and crime-ree housing orginances.

Part 1: The impact of nuisance abatement ordinances and crime-free housing programs on victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations

Part 2:  Review of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's “Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Enforcement of Local Nuisance and Crime-Free Housing Ordinances Against Victims of Domestic Violence, Other Crime Victims, and Others Who Require Police or Other Emergency Services” 

Part 3: An overview of HUD’s complaint process 

♦ Download the Presentations (PDF)  Read HUD's press release 

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Updated June 26, 2017