Office on Violence Against Women

Office on Violence Against Women

Tribal Consultation Set for October 3-4, 2017
Tribal Consultation Set for October 3-4, 2017


The Violence Against Women Act's Tribal Consultation is Oct 3-4. This year, the Department of Justice will be joined by colleagues from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Interior. We hope to see you at the We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center on the reservation of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. OVW is hosting a panel discussion at our Washington, DC, headquarters. Join us for "Exploring the Intersection Between Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking."

Oct 10, 2017, 1:30-3:30 pm (allow at least 15 mins to get through security)

145 N Street, NE, Washington, DC

  • Tina Frundt, Founder and Executive Director, Courtney's House
  • Jennifer Long, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women
  • Louis Longhitano, Cook County State's Attorney Supervisor - Human Trafficking Unit
  • Jerimiah Johnson, Detective, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC

Register today. 

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

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 slides.

►Webinar: New STOP Rule Clarifies Several Issues

OVW attorneys explained the new final rule about the STOP Forumla Grant Program. The new rule was published in the Federal Register on Nov 29, 2016. Download the slides from the webinar

►Webinars about Keeping Housing Both Safe and Fair

  • On Nov 16, experts discussed enforcement of nuisance abatement ordinances, fair housing and how to keep housing free of crime by using data. Get the Presentations [PDF].
  • On Oct 20, experts explained the impact of nuisance abatement ordinances, what HUD’s new guidance means for families who experience domestic violence and how to use HUD’s complaint process.Get the Presentations [PDF].   

►Funds Awarded under the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act

For the first time, in fiscal year 2016, OVW awarded funds under the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act (RSCCA). States were eligible to receive additional funds in their Stop Violence Against Women (STOP) and Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) formula awards (up to 10% of the three-year average of combined STOP and SASP formula grant funds, with 75% of that amount supplementing the SASP award, and 25% supplementing the STOP award) if the state meets the requirements of the Act.  To qualify, the state must have a law that allows the mother of a child conceived through rape to seek court-ordered termination of the parental rights of the rapist with regard to that child, which the court is authorized to grant upon clear and convincing evidence of rape. States are eligible to receive the funds a total of four times.

The following states with qualifying statutes applied for and received additional funding in their fiscal year 2016 STOP and SAP awards: Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin.  


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The more you know, the safer you will be. That axiom is certainly true for campuses that are working to prevent and reduce sexual assault. When campus communities know more about the many interconnected aspects of sexual assault, the safer their campus will be.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Office on Violence Against Women consistently gives priority to proven strategies that further the common goal of ending domestic and sexual violence. Every two years, we submit a report to congress about the specific ways grants are impacting communities. This message summarizes the report. 

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Nadine M. Neufville 
Acting Director


Office on Violence Against Women
145 N St., NE, Suite 10W.121
Washington, D.C. 20530
Fax: 202-305-2589

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