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Virginia Davis

Commission Member

Virginia Davis is a consultant who works with tribal nations and nonprofits on issues related to violence against women. Previously, she served as Senior Advisor at the National Congress of American Indians for nearly 15 years. From 2009-2012, she served as the Deputy Director for Policy at the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice.  At DOJ, Virginia played a lead role in the Obama Administration’s efforts to advance reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. She served for many years on the Steering Committee of the National Task Force on Sexual and Domestic Violence and has written and spoken widely on violence against women, criminal justice issues, civil and women’s rights, federal Indian law and policy, and international human rights. Virginia graduated from Harvard Law School and Yale University and was a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at Georgetown University.