The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. For more information, please visit www.justice.gov/ovw.

2016 CONSULTATION AGENDA

The U.S. Department of Justice would like to provide an official agenda for the 2016 consultation. Please select the link below to view the schedule of events.

Tribal Leaders are invited to participate in the Tribal Caucus on Monday evening at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. This meeting is a non-DOJ caucus hosted by NCAI and NIWRC, Inc.

VAWA Consultation Final Agenda Dec. 6 2016.1

2016 Update on the Status of Tribal Consultation Recommendations

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women is pleased provide the attached “Update Report to Tribal Leaders,” as well as two framing papers to consider for comment at the Government-to-Government Consultation on December 6, 2016.
OVW encourages the review of this report and comments on the Framing Papers in addition to an Tribe’s regular testimony.

HOTEL LODGING INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE

The Department of Justice’s Annual Tribal Consultation On Violence Against Women is now open for registration. We are hosting this year’s consultation on December 6th prior to OVC’s National Indian Nations Conference in Palm Springs. If you haven’t registered for OVW’s annual Tribal Consultation-please visit our registration page.

Hotel Lodging & Transportation

OVW has a designated room block for guests attending the annual Tribal Consultation at the Renaissance Palm Springs for the dates of Sunday December 4th, Monday December 5th, and Tuesday December 6th ONLY (Check-Out required on Wednesday December 7th). We encourage all participants to attend both OVW and OVC events – please check OVC’s National Indian Nations Conference website for updated information on hotel availability for later dates.

To reserve rooms for OVW’s Consultation, please visit our link at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel Booking Link. To reserve by phone, please dial (760) 322-6000 or contact the Toll-Free Reservation Center: 1-800-228-9290 (be sure to identify the booking code: OVW). Please note that the hotel registration deadline has now been extended to November 21st,but we strongly encourage booking ASAP since there is limited availability at the Renaissance.

OVW attendees: You will have the opportunity to simultaneously register for Consultation and book rooms on the Confirmation Page of the Registration Website.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Registration is now open and information pertaining to registration has been disseminate via email to tribal leaders. In the event that you have not received the invitation, please check your spam or clutter folder of your email. If you still are unable to view the message, please use the CONTACT US page to request being added to the email mailing list.

If you have already registered for OVC’s Indian Nations Conference, you may still register now for OVW’s Government-to-Government Consultation. Information pertaining to lodging is pending upon conference request form approval and is forthcoming.

Grantee Information

OVW Tribal Government Grantees not required to file a Grant Adjustment to attend 2016 Conference Notice
As authorized by Lorraine P. Edmo, Deputy Director for Tribal Affairs, Office on Violence Against Women, OVW is once again not requiring a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) to be cleared by your OVW grant program manager for the 2016 Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation held on December 6, 2016 www.ovwconsultation.org on the Agua Caliente Reservation in Coachella Valley, CA. If you are funded with OVW Tribal Governments Program funds, you do not need to submit a GAN for up to FOUR people to be able to attend. Please keep a copy of this notice in your grant file for auditing purposes.

OVW Tribal Coalitions Program Grantees not required to file a Grant Adjustment to attend 2016 Conference Notice
As authorized by Lorraine P. Edmo, Deputy Director for Tribal Affairs, Office on Violence Against Women, OVW is once again not requiring a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) to be cleared by your OVW grant program manager for the 11th annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation which will be held December 6, 2016 www.ovwconsultation.org on the Agua Caliente Reservation in Coachella Valley, CA. If you are funded with OVW Tribal Coalitions Program funds, you do not need to submit a GAN for up to TWO people to be able to attend. Please keep a copy of this notice in your grant file for auditing purposes.

Tribal Leader Invitation Letter

Tribal Leader Invitation Letter

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women invites Tribal Leaders to join the 2016 Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation. The purpose of this consultation is to solicit recommendations on enhancing safety for American Indian and Alaska Native women, strengthening the Federal response to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking, and administering grant funds. View the Official Tribal Leader Invitation Letter here.

2015 Annual Tribal Consultation Report and Cover Letter

Annual Report Cover Letter

In addition to the Annual Tribal Consultation Report, The following cover letter was attached to all hard copies mailed to tribes. View the Cover Letter here.

2015 Annual Tribal Consultation Report

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women has mailed hard copies of the report to all those who were in attendance last year. The PDF version is now available for viewing. View the 2015 Annual Tribal Consultation Report here.

2nd Tribal Conference Call – July 20, 2016

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), we welcome your participation in the 2nd Tribal leader conference call to discuss the 2016 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Tribal Consultation. The call is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 4:00 PM Eastern time.

The purpose of this call is to follow up on the recommendations to incorporate the OVW Annual Consultation with this year’s National Indian Nations Conference taking place in Palm Springs, California.


To participate in the meeting, please call the toll free number:
Phone: 877-783-2009
Passcode: 749824

The meeting time is as follows:
4:00 PM EDT
3:00 PM CDT
2:00 PM MDT
1:00 PM PDT
12:00 PM ADT


If you are unable to participate, but would like to share your thoughts and opinions with OVW regarding the location and date, please contact Ms. Lorraine Edmo at Lorraine.Edmo@usdoj.gov. Thank you.