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  • 08 Apr 2019 8:47 AM | Torie Camp (Administrator)

    The conference agenda has been updated with additional information.  Click HERE to download. 

  • 04 Apr 2019 2:48 PM | Torie Camp (Administrator)

    The TVSA Conference Agenda has been finalized.  Click here to download. 

  • 26 Feb 2019 10:22 PM | Torie Camp (Administrator)

    Our annual board election season is now open. Please see the board nomination packet for the election process schedule and dates, and for the notice of board positions open for nominations and the nomination form.

    We have several open positions this year due to term limits of current board members. Please review the possibilities for serving on the board, and give consideration to serving on the leadership of your professional association!

    The nominations packet can be found at: TVSA 2019 Board Nominations Packet.doc


  • 19 Feb 2019 4:16 PM | Torie Camp (Administrator)

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    2019 Biannual Training Conference

    May 7-10, 2019

    South Padre Island, Texas

    Texas Victim Services Association is pleased to announce the call for workshop proposals for our 2019 Biannual Training Conference! 

    Click HERE to download the call for proposal packet. 

    The four-day event is designed to provide a forum to share current expertise that is informing practice and emerging responses in different settings and disciplines.

    The deadline for emailing completed proposals is close of business (central time) February 28, 2019.

    For questions or additional information, please email info@txvsa.org.

  • 23 Apr 2016 10:52 AM | Jose Juan Lara Jr. (Administrator)

    Due to recent relocations, changes in professional employment and term expirations, TVSA has a number of board vacancies it is looking to fill. Energetic and enthusiastic volunteers are sought who can commit to rolling up their sleeves to fully participate in our working board! Nominations are now open for upcoming elections later this spring.

    For more information or to request an application please email at www.info@txvsa.org.  

  • 05 Sep 2013 2:32 PM | Stephanie Books
    The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to announce that a proposed regulation for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program has been posted in the Federal Register and on Regulations.gov for a 60-day comment period, ending October 28, 2013.

    This proposed regulation gives states and territories greater flexibility in providing financial support to eligible crime victim assistance programs, so it’s important that we receive feedback regarding possible effects this may have on your state or territory, and any suggestions on how OVC might improve the proposed regulation. Please go to Regulations.gov to view an electronic version of the proposed regulation and provide your comments using the form on the site.

    All comments received are considered part of the public record and are generally made available for public inspection on Regulations.gov. Please see the additional information about submitting public comments under the heading “Supplementary Information” in the proposed regulation.

    Once the public comment period closes, OVC will review all comments and make any necessary changes to the draft. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) then has 90 days to review the draft final regulation and return it to OVC. It will be published again in the Federal Register, and will go into effect 30 days after final publication.

    We anticipate the regulation will be finalized with sufficient time allowed for states and territories to make any necessary adjustments, and expect to coordinate the effective date of the final regulation with the VOCA Victim Assistance program funding cycle.

    Your comments will help ensure that VOCA-funded services are of the highest quality and are readily accessible to every victim of crime in our Nation.

    FROM: Joye E. Frost, Director
    Office for Victims of Crime

    DATE: August 28, 2013

    This e-mail message was sent to you from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
    by the VOCA Subgrantees Listserv e-mail system.
  • 29 Jul 2013 3:54 PM | Michelle Richter

    The Domestic Violence Research Group is proud to sponsor the world's best domestic violence research website: 

    http://www.domesticviolenceresearch.org/


    Our site features findings from the Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project (PASK), the most comprehensive database of domestic violence research:

    • A 3-year effort by 42 scholars from 20 universities in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Israel  
    • 2,657 total pages
    • Summarizes over 1,700 peer-reviewed scientific studies published between 1990 and 2012   
    • 17 topic areas on prevalence, dynamics, risk factors, consequences, and intervention   
    • Up-to-date, reliable, methodologically-sound   
    • Free and accessible to anyone at one convenient location
    The site also features full-length video presentations and links to the world's most renowned domestic violence scholars

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO ANYONE WHO YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED !

    Your feedback on this website would very much be appreciated.  Please let us know how we can improve upon its navigation system, content, or anything else you believe would help in enhancing its usefulness 

     

    Thank you

    The Domestic Violence Research Group

  • 24 Jun 2013 3:19 PM | Michelle Richter

    National Center for Victims of Crime

    Request for Applications

    for Technical Assistance 

     

    Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Reduction:

    Making Victims Part of the Solution

     

    Dear Colleague, 

     

    Would you like to improve your agency's response to victims whose cases include untested sexual assault kits?

    The National Center for Victims of Crime is seeking to identify 3 to 4 communities that would like to receive  technical assistance to help improve their response to these victims.

    For more information on this opportunity, please read our Request for Applications. Completed applications should be returned by July 2 to iknecht@ncvc.org.

    This opportunity is part of the National Center's effort, funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, to reduce the backlog of untested sexual assault kits and ensure victim-centered system responses and service provision. Learn more.

    Sincerely,
    Mai Fernandez Signature
    Mai Fernandez
    Executive Director
  • 11 Jun 2013 1:20 PM | Michelle Richter

    OVC has released its Vicsion 21 Report.

    You can view the document at: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/vision21/pdfs/Vision21_Report.pdf 

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