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April 08, 2022 RAPID RESPONSE

VAWA 2022

Signed by the President on March 15th, the most recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) took nearly 5 years and 2 presidential administrations to get through Congress. What is actually in VAWA? What provisions were reauthorized to continue? What updates were made to this critical source of policy and funding for combating gender-based violence (GBV) nationally? Our esteemed panel of subject matter experts guides you through the current federal legislative landscape for survivors of GBV as directed by the most recent version of VAWA.


  • Ruth M. Glenn, President and CEO, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Fara T. Gold, Special Litigation Counsel and Senior Sex Crimes Counsel, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Rebecca Henry, Deputy Chief Counsel, ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Lisalyn Jacobs, CEO, Just Solutions
  • Kelbie Kennedy, Policy Manager and Policy Lead - National Security & Community Safety, National Congress of American Indians
  • Monica McLaughlin, Public Policy Director, National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Terra Russell-Slavin, Chief Impact Officer, Los Angeles LGBT Center


  • Andrew King-Ries, Professor of Law, University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law; Chair, ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Joint Sponsor: ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence


PowerPoint Presentation

H.R.2471 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022

Advocating for the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: A Toolkit for Tribal Nations | National Congress of American Indians

VAWA 2013's Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction Five-Year Report | National Congress of American Indians

Tribal Nations and the United States | National Congress of American Indians

Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence | The Center for Court Innovation

Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Misconduct Committed by Law Enforcement: Federal Criminal Jurisdiction | Fara Gold

2022 Update: Prosecuting Sexual Misconduct by Government Actors | U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Fumbling Towards Repair: A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators | AK Press

Creative Interventions Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Stop Interpersonal Violence | Creative Interventions

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