YANA DC Panel | 25th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

YANA Panel Discussion:
25th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

This is the 25th anniversary of the passage of one of the most groundbreaking pieces of federal legislation:  the Violence Against Women Act. Championed by then-Senators Joe Biden and Orrin Hatch and signed into law by President Clinton, the Violence Against Women Act addressed the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in a comprehensive and multifaceted approach never before seen. Since its passage, VAWA has been reauthorized by Congress three times, improving services for survivors and promoting coordinated community responses to these crimes. This year, it is up again having already passed the House of Representatives but awaiting action by the Senate. Come hear from some of the foremost experts in the field talk about their first-hand experiences 

— Wednesday, November 6 —
6:30 PM Reception; 7:00 PM Panel
**This event is free & open to the public. No Yale affiliation required, but must register to attend.

Boies Schiller Flexner
1401 New York Avenue NW
Washington DC 20005



Jennifer Kaplan ’87 YLS ’91, General Counsel, US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

Leslye Orloff
Adjunct Professor & Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project

Kiersten Stewart
Public Policy & Advocacy Director, Futures Without Violence

Deborah Goelman, Moderator
Attorney & Nonprofit Executive


Hosted by the DC Chapter of the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance

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Come hear from some of the foremost experts in the field talk about their first-hand experiences and learn about:

  • the new federal crimes created to fill the gaps left by state laws and protection orders that  couldn’t follow abusers across state lines
  • the grant programs created to support domestic violence shelters and other nonprofit providers of critical services for victims
  • how VAWA encouraged collaboration and coordination among state law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, nonprofits and technical assistance providers the attention paid to the unique needs of various communities like rural survivors, immigrant survivors, and Native women
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