NOVA’s Specialized Training and Technical Assistance Response Program for Criminal Justice and Allied Professionals Responding to Military Members, Veterans and Families
Funded by the DOJ Office on Violence Against Women, The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) and the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) have partnered and been awarded the Specialized Training and Technical Assistance Response Program for Criminal Justice and Allied Professionals Responding to Military Members and Families Project.
Together, NOVA and NCVLI offer customized TTA with the following goals:
1. Provide Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to criminal justice professionals serving military members, veterans, and their family members impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking.
2. Offer guidance on maintaining and/or establishing Military-Civilian Coordinated Community Response Teams.
3. Strengthen coordinated community responses to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by improving communication and collaboration between the military and civilian criminal justice systems.
4. Coordinate, educate, and support victim centered military-civilian response protocols.
5. Provide education through specialized training, technical assistance and resources to improve outcomes and fill currents gaps in services for military related IPV and SA victims/survivors, through cross jurisdiction collaboration within and outside of military bases.
6. Reduce barriers to reporting and seeking help, jurisdictional issues and/or concerns
NOVA/NCVLI Brown Bag Webinar for OVW Grantees & Partners on Military/Veteran Victim Service Programs
Description: NOVA and NCVLI are hosting two virtual brown bag sessions where we invite you and your colleagues to join us for a discussion on TTA and your communityâ€™s challenges and needs. Learn more ->
All events are free and open to OVW grantees, sub-grantees and potential partners. For more information on these events or technical assistance with your program, please contact Angela Duhon, NOVAâ€™s Military Services Program Manager, at (703) 270-0619 or via email at: AngelaDuhon@trynova.org
Our team includes national experts in victim assistance and legal advocacy:
Claire Ponder Selib, MSW, CA
Angela Duhon, MSCJ/FP, CA
Meg Garvin, MA, JD
Desiree Staeffler, JD
Steering Committee Members
This project is supported by a Steering Committee of nationally-recognized Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in civilian and military victim advocacy. Committee members include:
Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
U.S. Air Force (retired) Lt. Gen. Richard C. Harding
Victim Services Consultant
Dr. Christopher Wilson
This project is supported by Grant No. 2019-TA-AX-K019 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.