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Register for a Webinar on Understanding the Effects of the Pandemic for Domestic Violence Victims

Join OVC and the Office on Violence Against Women for a free webinar on Understanding the Effects of the Pandemic for Domestic Violence Victims.

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event due to high demand. However, the recorded webinar with captions, along with a transcript, will be posted to our multimedia page within approximately 10 business days after the event concludes.

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. eastern time

Hear from Federal Government representatives, researchers, and service providers about how COVID-19 has impacted the occurrence of domestic violence across the country as they cover

  • an analysis of domestic violence calls,
  • the inequities experienced by underserved populations, and
  • the challenges service providers experienced and their innovative responses to help those in need.

Guest Presenters

  • Dr. Alex Piquero, Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Miami
  • Dr. Bethany Backes, Assistant Professor, Violence Against Women Faculty Cluster, University of Central Florida
  • Tosha Connors, Chief Executive Officer, My Sister’s House
  • Ashleigh Washington, Senior Director of Learning & Development, Safe Horizon

(Updated October 25, 2021)

Date Published: October 19, 2021