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Training and Technical Assistance

Technical 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, on-site technical assistance, 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 for the latest information and updates on OVW-funded training and technical assistance opportunities and activities. 


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.

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 Jan. 5, 2017.

Download the slides from the webinar


Updated November 30, 2022