Military & Veterans Victim Advocacy Program

NOVA’s Specialized Training and Technical Assistance Response Program for Criminal Justice and Allied Professionals Responding to Military Members, Veterans and Families

Program Overview

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

Contact Us

Upcoming Events:

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 community’s challenges and needs. Learn more ->

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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, NOVA’s Military Services Program Manager, at (703) 270-0619 or via email at:

About Us

Our team includes national experts in victim assistance and legal advocacy:


Claire Ponder Selib, MSW, CA
Interim Executive Director, NOVA

Angela Duhon, MSCJ/FP, CA
Military Victim Services Program Manager, NOVA

Meg Garvin, MA, JD
Executive Director & Clinical Professor of Law, NCVLI

Desiree Staeffler, JD
Fellow, NCVLI



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: 

Anneliese Brown

Project Director, Center on Victimization and Safety – Bio | Vera Institute Website

Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing – Bio | Danger Assessment Program Website

Ryan Guilds

Counsel, Arnold & Porter, LLP – BioPro-Bono Profile | Arnold & Porter Website

U.S. Air Force (retired) Lt. Gen. Richard C. Harding

Former Judge Advocate General of the USAF – Bio | SAPR Website

Vivian Huelgo

Commission’s Chief Counsel, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence (CDSV) – Bio | ABA CDSV Website

Bette Inch

Victim Services Consultant

Jennifer Landhuis

Director, AEquitas’ SPARC – Bio | SPARC Website

Danielle Moise

National TTA Attorney, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence (CDSV) – Bio | ABA CDSV Website

David Ring

Director of SAFE Helpline, RAINN –  Bio | RAINN Website

Russell Strand

Co-Founder, Strand2 Squared – Bio | Strand2 Squared Website

Dr. Christopher Wilson 

Director, Being Trauma-Informed – Bio | Being Trauma-Informed Website

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.

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