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A Practical Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault Organizations

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Webinar: Addressing Human Trafficking within the STOP Formula Grant Program

Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, is a reality facing communities across our nation. This crime involves the exploitation by one person of another for compelled sex or labor is perpetrated by domestic, dating, and sexual violence offenders and stalkers who target intimate partners and family members for violence and abuse. This makes it vital that ….  Read More
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Webinar: Elder Abuse: How You Can Make a Difference for Older Victims of Abuse as a STOP Administrator

As a STOP Administrator, you have a unique opportunity to enhance the safety and quality of life of older victims in your state. Bonnie Brandl and Juanita Davis from the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) provide an overview of elder abuse, the OVW Abuse in Later Life Program, and NCALL resources. Martie Washington, Program Coordinator in the Nevada Attorney General’s ….  Read More
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Webinar: For Deaf, By Deaf: What STOP Administrators Can Do to Support Deaf Survivors’ Healing and Justice

There are more than 7 million Deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. They are two times more likely to be victims of domestic violence and sexual assault than hearing people, and face cultural and communication barriers to hearing victim services and other systems-based responses. “For Deaf, by Deaf” victim services – ….  Read More
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Webinar: Human Trafficking and the Impact of COVID-19

Human trafficking does not stop during crises and disasters: quite the opposite. Traffickers take advantage of people’s vulnerabilities and exploit them even more during natural disasters, political unrest, and economic instability. The crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic is no exception. This webinar helps: Ground STOP administrators on how Covid-19 and its effects have ….  Read More
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Webinar: Human Trafficking and the STOP Grant Program: Understanding the Impact of Trauma

A trafficking survivor’s history of trauma likely will have a profound effect on them throughout their life and, in particular, can impact their interaction with anyone in the justice system. This webinar will help ground STOP administrators on how trauma affects human trafficking survivors, how the programs funded under STOP can be trauma-informed, and how ….  Read More
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Webinar: Improving Access to Courts Through Technology: Innovative Ideas for the STOP Formula Grants Courts Set-Aside

The 5% courts set-aside is the smallest allocation category within the STOP Formula Grants Program, and STOP administrators may find it challenging to identify projects that are both impactful and affordable. Given that many state and local courts around the country have not yet had the opportunity to upgrade technological features that can provide opportunities ….  Read More
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Webinar: Similarities and Differences Between VOCA and VAWA Formula Grants

This webinar discussed similarities and differences between the STOP Formula Grant and VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant programs including: An overview of allowable costs and activities; Strategic spending of funds; Eligible applicants; and Match. (Presented on 12/5/2019) Materials: VAWA VOCA Webinar Slides Financial,Match,VAWA
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Webinar: STOP Formula Grants Program Calculations

In this webinar, Marnie Shiels, OVW Attorney Advisor, reviewed calculations related to the STOP Formula Grants Program with a  focus on allocation of funds, calculation of administrative funds, the 20% sexual assault set-aside, and match. Additionally, Amy Loder, OVW Associate Director, reviewed the match waiver process. This webinar also included a live demonstration of how ….  Read More
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Webinar: STOP Implementation Planning: A Monthly at a Glance Guide

The purpose of this webinar is to launch a new product of the STAAR Project: STOP Implementation Planning: A Monthly At-A-Glance Guide. This guide is designed as a 12-month guide that provides a succinct bird’s-eye view of the STOP implementation planning process through action steps and suggestions. This product is meant to complement the more ….  Read More
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Webinar: STOP Intensive Technical Assistance Informational Webinar

The overall goal of SITAP is to provide in-depth, tailored assistance to STOP Administrators and their partners on STOP Formula Grant Program-related issues, challenges, or topics to ensure that STOP planning and/or implementation processes, activities, and outputs are the most effective possible in their ability to respond to needs of survivors. In this webinar, presenters  answered all of ….  Read More
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Webinar: STOP Purpose Area 14: Implementing Policy Change within the STOP Program

STOP Formula Grant Program Purpose Area (PA) #14 provides that STOP funding can be used for the purpose of “developing and promoting State, local, or tribal legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.” This webinar will focus on STOP PA 14 and how it ….  Read More
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Webinar: Strategies for Maximizing the 5% Courts Allocation Under the STOP Formula Grants Program

The STOP Formula Grants Program provides a 5% set-aside for courts. STOP Administrators and STOP Planning Committees must determine how to utilize these funds to best address needs, challenges, and gaps through state, tribal, and local courts. Any funding strategy developed for the Courts allocation must consider how to ensure court participation in STOP-funded activities, ….  Read More
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Webinar: Trauma Informed Practices for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

A principal duty of law enforcement officers who work on cases of sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or trafficking is to gather evidence of crimes experienced by survivors.  Learning about the signs of trauma and how they can best work with survivors who experience the effects of trauma can help law enforcement and ….  Read More
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