The United States Department of Justice Department of Justice Seal The United States Department of Justice
Search The Site
 
National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women

The National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women (NAC) was re-chartered on March 3, 2010, by the Attorney General . The purpose of this federal advisory committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services on how to improve the Nation’s response to violence against women, with a specific focus on successful interventions with children and teens who witness and/or are victimized by domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault.

Working to end violence in families and in communities remains one of the Attorney General’s highest priorities. Every year, millions of children and adolescents in the United States are victimized and exposed to violence in their homes and communities. Children and youth who are victims of, or witnesses to, violence often suffer severe long-term emotional and physical consequences. When these problems remain unaddressed, children are at higher risk for school failure, substance abuse, repeat victimization, and perhaps most tragically, perpetrating violent behavior later in their own lives.

The Attorney General’s goal for the NAC is to bring together experts, advocates, researchers, and criminal justice professionals for the exchange of innovative ideas and the development of practical solutions to help us address and prevent these serious problems. This federal advisory committee will develop recommendations for successful interventions with children and teens who witness and/or are victimized by domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault. The members will also examine the relationship between children and teens who are witnesses to or victims of such violence and the overall public safety of communities across the country. OVW Acting Director Bea Hanson will serve as the designated federal official for the NAC.

National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women Charter, March 2010 (PDF)

National Advisory Council Resources

2012 National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women Final Report, June 2012 (PDF)

Federal Register Notice of the National Advisory Committee Meeting, September 13-14th, 2011 (PDF)

Federal Register Notice of the National Advisory Committee Meeting, February 27-28, 2012 (PDF)

National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women

Jeffrey Edleson, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Social Welfare
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Maria Jose Fletcher, J.D.
Co-Director/Attorney
VIDA Legal Assistance, Inc.
Miami, FL

Betsy McAlister Groves, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Director
Child Witness to Violence Project
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Neil Irvin
Executive Director
Men Can Stop Rape
Washington, DC

Amber Johnson
Youth Advocate
Providence, RI

Monika Johnson Hostler
Executive Director
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Raleigh, NC

Debbie Lee
Senior Vice President
Futures Without Violence
San Francisco, CA

Susan Manheimer
Chief of Police
San Mateo Police Department
San Mateo, CA

Carol Post
Executive Director
Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Wilmington, DE

Francine Sherman, J.D.
Visiting Clinical Professor
Boston College Law School
Newton, MA

The Honorable Melvin Stoof
Associate Judge
Pascua Yacqui Tribal Court
Tucson, AZ

Jerry Tello
Director, Sacred Circles
National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute
Hacienda Heights, CA

Joe Torre
Chairman
Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation
New York, NY

Gabrielle Union
Advocate
Beverly Hills, CA

Sujata Warrier, Ph.D.
Director
New York City Program of the New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
New York, NY



Updated: February 2013
Find Local Resources
General Information Office on Violence Against Women
 
Leadership
Bea Hanson
Principal Deputy Director
Contact
Office on Violence Against Women
145 N St., NE, Suite 10W.121
Washington, D.C. 20530
202-307-6026
Fax: 202-305-2589
Email: ovw.info@usdoj.gov
Defending Childhood - Protect Heal Thrive
Crime Solutions - Reliable Research. Real Results.
Stay Connected YouTube Twitter Facebook Sign Up for E-Mail Updates Subscribe to News Feeds