OVW’s FY 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program Deadline
Feb 21 all-day
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FY 2023 Solicitation Announcement

NOW OPEN: OVW’s FY 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program Solicitation

OVW’s Legal Assistance for Victims Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth (ages 11 to 24) victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault by providing funds for comprehensive direct legal service to victims in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Eligible applicants include Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, legal service providers, victim service providers, and institutions of higher education.

Important Dates and Information 

  • Application deadline for February 21, 2023 – 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Application deadline for JustGrants: February 23, 2023 – 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Letter of Intent: January 17, 2023
  • Preapplication call: January 10, 2023, 2:00 p.m. ET

To submit an application, all applicants must register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants should register online with SAM and with Grants.govimmediately, but no later than January 31, 2023.

Contact: or 202–307-6026


My Sister’s Keeper Walk: The Walk to End the Violence, Murder and Trafficking of Women of Color
May 1 @ 8:00 am – May 5 @ 8:00 pm
National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)
May 5 all-day
May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), where we remember the lives of our MMIW sisters who have been devastated or lost and continue to call for action to end the MMIW crisis. Alaska continues to be one of the most dangerous states for violence against Indigenous Women and has the 4th highest MMIP cases nationally. WE MUST END THIS CRISIS!
The AKNWRC invites you to wear RED with us TODAY! Please share a photo and use hashtags #MMIW, #MMIWActionNow, #NoMoreStolenSisters, and tag @niwrc and @aknwrc in your posts!
Working with Native American Victims Living in Urban Areas
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This webinar will address how victim advocates and other social service professionals can build a coordinated response across jurisdictional boundaries to better serve AIAN living in urban areas. Special attention will be paid to recent legislation like Savanna’s Act, which specifically mentions the need to partner with urban AIAN programs. Learning

Objectives: At this end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Identify unique challenges faced by AIAN living in urban areas who are victimized by domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.

• Provide culturally responsive support to AIAN victims living in urban areas.

• Enhance interjurisdictional coordination to enhance support to victims and reduce gaps in services.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Intersection of Brain Injury, Strangulation, Gender-Based Violence, Housing Insecurity and Homelessness
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Gender-based violence often involves physical violence targeted at the head, neck, and face—through blows to the head or strangulation. Though this has been common knowledge for decades, brain injuries caused by violence are unacknowledged, rarely identified, and almost never immediately treated. Both survivors of violence and professionals who work with them have been largely unaware of brain injury as a significant consequence of violence. Brain injuries can cause physical, emotional, and cognitive consequences that can impact every area of a survivor’s life—including their ability to successfully access and participate in services, maintain employment, secure and sustain housing, and meet self-sufficiency goals. This webinar will introduce CARE (Connect, Acknowledge, Respond, Evaluate), Ohio’s evidence-based framework developed by the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and The Ohio State University. CARE is a brain injury-aware, trauma-informed approach focusing on accessibility and accommodations with practical, hands-on, free tools, strategies, and resources to support your work.

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The Four Most Common Feelings of Trauma Survivors
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

In this age of neuroscience with focus on the physiological reaction of the brain and body to a trauma, recognition of the feelings experienced by the survivor as a result of the trauma has almost become secondary. This presentation reminds us of the importance of fear, anger, guilt, and depression in response to trauma. The Justice Clearinghouse will discuss where these feelings come from, the role that they play in the traumatic response, and how we can assist the survivor with managing or coping with these feelings as part of their recovery from the trauma.

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Praxis Talks Story: Exploring Social Justice Advocacy and Indigenous Solidarity
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Praxis Talk Story series explores critical issues related to social justice advocacy through dialogue with national organizers, advocates, and activists. This session considers the intersections between Indigenous solidarity and our work to end gender-based violence. We will talk story about what it means for advocates to be in solidarity with Indigenous communities and survivors, what actions advocates, and advocacy programs take to create social change related to Indigenous rights and sovereignty, and how advocacy programs can be in stronger solidarity with Indigenous survivors and communities.

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Back to Basics- Confidentiality 101: Understanding Confidentiality and Our Obligations
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

In this webinar, participants will gain insights into federal confidentiality requirements and their link to advocacy centered on survivors. Exploring privacy concepts, we will highlight empowering survivors in their choices about sharing information. Additionally, we will cover the overlap between confidentiality, privacy, and technology. Tailored for newcomers and seasoned professionals alike, this session serves as both an orientation for new employees and a refresher for experienced practitioners.

Registration link coming soon!


Serving Native LGBTQ Survivors in Urban Settings
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Red Wind Consulting’s webinar, “Serving Native LGBTQ Survivors in Urban Settings,” with presenter Lenny Hayes. This session focuses on creating safe spaces for those at the intersection of urban Native and LGBTQ+ identities. Learn about the challenges faced by urban native LGBTQ+ survivors in cities and gain practical strategies for building welcoming environments. Discover essential skills like building trust, forming community partnerships, and accessing resources to support urban native LGBTQ+ survivors effectively.

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Working Remotely: Technology & Confidentiality
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Q&A session with the National Network to End Domestic Violence will spotlight the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality while using technology for remote work. Participants will gain valuable insights into protecting survivors’ information and respecting confidentiality in digital spaces for remote work. To enhance engagement, attendees will be invited to submit questions in advance, allowing for live discussion and tailored insights during the session.

Registration link coming soon!