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April 04, 2022

ABA webinar to discuss details of reauthorized Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2022 — The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act was signed March 15 after nearly five years and two presidential administrations. The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence will host a webinar to discuss what is in the bill, called VAWA 2022, on Friday, April 8 at 3 p.m. EDT.

What:         VAWA 2022

When:        Friday, April 8, at 3 p.m. EDT

Where:       Online (free webinar)

Panelists who are subject matter experts in VAWA will discuss the new legislation and answer questions about it, including:

  • What provisions were reauthorized to continue?
  • What protections were expanded?
  • What updates were made to the policy?
  • What updates were made to funding to combat gender-based violence (GBV) nationally?

Speakers include 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; and moderator Andrew King-Ries, professor of law, University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law, and chair, ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

The event is free and open to members of the media and the public, but registration is required. For media credentialing and registration, contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or [email protected]. The public can register here.

The mission of the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.