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Bea Hanson is the Principal Deputy Director of the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

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Friday, April 25, 2014
"Thank you, Amy for that kind introduction, and thank you for inviting me to speak at the 2014 District of Columbia Women's Bar Association Foundation Grant Awards Ceremony. Thank you to the lawyers and friends of the Women's Bar Association Foundation for your generosity, your leadership, and your commitment to the residents of the District of Columbia."
March 28, 2013
"Specialized domestic violence courts play a vital role in our efforts to end violence against women," said Bea Hanson, Acting Director of OVW. "Providing courts with the resources they need to safely and quickly intervene in cases of intimate partner violence not only saves lives, but sends a message to offenders that reducing domestic violence is a priority for our justice system."
March 13, 2013
"This morning, I'm proud to join Vice President Biden in unveiling the first-ever Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative grant awards through which the Justice Department will distribute a total of $2.3 million to 12 cities and counties to support innovative programs dedicated to predicting potentially lethal behavior, stopping the escalation of violence, and saving lives," said Attorney General Holder.
March 13, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced grants to 12 programs across the country to target the urgent need to reduce domestic violence homicides.
February 28, 2013
The Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW ) today announced $12.6 million dollars in grants awarded to 20 communities as part of a new, consolidated program designed to more effectively reduce dating violence.

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Updated: July 2014
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Bea Hanson
Principal Deputy Director
Office on Violence Against Women
145 N St., NE, Suite 10W.121
Washington, D.C. 20530
Fax: 202-305-2589
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