Training and Technical Assistance

Techncal Assistance

OVW's Technical Assistance Program provides training, expertise and problem-solving strategies to meet the challenges of addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Technical assistance projects offer in-person and online educational opportunities, peer-to-peer consultations, site visits and tailored assistance for OVW grantees and potential grantees. In more limited circumstances, OVW's technical assistance projects offer technical assistance to a small number of pilot sites as part of demonstration initiatives or assessments of newly developed training curricula or tools. 

OVW is focused on building the capacity of criminal justice and victim services organizations to respond effectively to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking and fostering partnerships among organizations that have not traditionally worked together to address violence against women.

Visit TA2TA.org for the latest information and updates on OVW-funded training and technical assistance opportunities and activities. 

See lists of awards made under the Technical Assistance Program by year. 

See Open Solicitations for information about OVW funding opportunities.

Conference Approval: Get Information about conference planning on OVW's Grantee's page. 

Non-OVW Sponsored Events: To request permission to invite OVW grantees to attend your event, please send an email request to OVW.Non.Events@usdoj.gov. Include a brief description of the conference and the intended participants. Please allow two weeks to get a response and allow ample time for grantees to get final approval from their grant managers. We will be looking to see which programs can statutorily support participation and then we will let you know the type of guidance you can put in your promotional materials.

Training

FOR GRANTEES

  • Proper Use of Pass Through and Administrative Funds. 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 program.
  • New STOP Rule Clarifies Several Issues. 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.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Domestic Violence & Firearms

Panel Discussion on the Intersection of Firearms & Domestic Violence (October 2016)

Housing 

Nuisance Abatement, Fair Housing and Data (November 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

SOLICITATION WEBINARS

Improving Criminal Justice Responses (for FY2017applications)

Justice For Families (for FY2017 applications)

Updated June 21, 2017