Military Veterans and Victim Advocacy Program

Specialized Training and Technical Assistance Response Program for Criminal Justice and Allied Professionals responding to Military Members, Veterans and Families Project

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

NOVA and our program partner, the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), are proud to offer Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to criminal justice professionals serving military members, family members and veterans impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Together, NOVA and NCVLI offer customized TTA with the following goals:


1. Strengthen coordinated community responses to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by improving communication and collaboration between the military and civilian criminal justice systems.

2. Coordinate, educate, and support victim centered military-civilian response protocols.

3. 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.

4. Reduce barriers to reporting and seeking help, jurisdictional issues and/or concerns.

5. Increase partnerships between organizations working with military members, veterans and their families who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking, in turn improving victim services.

Training Events & Webinars

Coming Soon

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: AngelaDuhon@trynova.org

Steering Committee Members

Annaliese Brown, Project Director, Center on Victimization and Safety – https://www.vera.org

Project lead who works to enhance victim services to better reach and meet the needs of crime victims with disabilities and Deaf crime victims.

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Dr. Jacqueline Campbell – https://www.dangerassessment.org/

Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Developed Danger Assessment and works extensively on Intimate Partner Violence prevention and response.

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Ryan Guilds
 
Counsel, Arnold & Porter, LLP
Offers pro bono services and support for survivors of sexual assault in the military.
 

 
U.S. Air Force (retired) Lt. Gen. Richard C. Harding – https://sapr.mil/svc-vlc

Former Judge Advocate General of the USAF. Created the Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC) Program for military victims/survivors of sexual assault.

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Vivian Huelgo, Commission’s Chief Counsel, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence (CDSV) –https://www.americanbar.org/groups/domestic_violence/
 

National leader, improving access to justice for victims of DV, SV, and Stalking. She has worked at the intersection of law and gender-based violence for over twenty years.

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Bette Inch

Victim Services Consultant with enhanced specialized skills working with the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).


 
Jennifer Landhuis, Director, AEquitas’ SPARC – www.stalkingawareness.org
 

Facilitates training and technical assistance that is aimed at ensuring professionals have the specialized knowledge to identify and respond to the crime of stalking. SPARC also provides the tools, resources, and support needed to promote victim safety and offender accountability in stalking cases.

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This project was 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.