Ms. Nadine Neufville serves as the Office on Violence Against Women’s Deputy Director for Grant Development and Management. As Deputy Director, Ms. Neufville provides oversight and guidance for OVW’s grants administration and grants management policies and processes, directing the programmatic and financial management of OVW’s 19 discretionary and formula federal grant programs, a number of special/demonstration projects, and OVW’s Training and Technical Assistance Initiative. In her capacity as Deputy Director, Ms. Neufville has served as the OVW point-of-contact for a number of special initiatives and collaborative projects, including the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, OVW’s Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative, and the Department of Justice’s Grants Challenges Working Group, which is charged with improving coordination on grant related matters between the Office of Justice Programs, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), and OVW. Prior to becoming Deputy Director in June 2012, Ms. Neufville served as an Associate Director with OVW for more than a decade.
Since joining OVW in 1996, Ms. Neufville has been centrally involved in OVW’s efforts to offer ground- breaking educational opportunities for the cohort of professionals responsible for the justice system’s response to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. She firmly believes that grant funds without the appropriate accompanying education can be more dangerous to survivor safety and well-being than the absence of grant funds. To this end, she has spearheaded a number of critical projects, including efforts to expand the community of OVW’s training and technical assistance providers, enhancing connections between providers, and improving access to information regarding available training and resources.
Ms. Neufville received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. She is admitted to the Maryland Bar.