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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by OVC Director Jessica E. Hart for the Domestic Violence Service Provider Roundtable

Welcome everyone. Thanks so much for being here today. This is such an important discussion to be having, especially right now in light of the pandemic.

Before we begin, I’d like to extend a special thank you to the Houston Astros for welcoming this exceptional group of domestic violence service providers to your facilities. And to the Astros Foundation for your commitment to raising awareness about domestic violence.

I’d also like to recognize all of the organizations that are here with us today as important allies in the fight to end domestic violence, including—

Director Hart Visits Austin, Texas to Hear from Providers About Serving Victims During the Pandemic

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart visited Austin, Texas on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, to hear from the field and announce grant awards to national and state programs.

Director Hart began her day with a tour of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Hotline, funded in part by the Office for Victims of Crime, operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has handled more than 5 million phone calls and chats over its history.

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by OVC Director Jessica E. Hart During the Impact of the Pandemic on Serving Victims of Domestic Violence Roundtable

Welcome everyone, thanks so much being here today. This is such an important discussion to be having, especially right now in light of the pandemic.

Before we begin, I’d like to extend a special thank you to the National Domestic Violence Hotline for hosting this event. And to Katie Ray-Jones, Gloria Terry, and Jason Buckner for all the planning and coordination that went in to organizing the roundtable.

Video Message from Director Hart Commemorating National Campus Safety Awareness Month

September 2020

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart highlights that during the pandemic it is more important than ever to raise awareness about safety on college and university campuses across the country. In this message, Director Hart provides an overview of an Office for Victims of Crime initiative to provide grant funding to sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs on college campuses to offer medical forensic care and other victim services to sexual assault survivors.

Video Message from Director Hart Commemorating National Campus Safety Awareness Month

September 2020

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart highlights that during the pandemic it is more important than ever to raise awareness about safety on college and university campuses across the country. In this message, Director Hart provides an overview of an Office for Victims of Crime initiative to provide grant funding to sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs on college campuses to offer medical forensic care and other victim services to sexual assault survivors.

Video Message from Director Hart Commemorating National Campus Safety Awareness Month

September 2020

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart highlights that during the pandemic it is more important than ever to raise awareness about safety on college and university campuses across the country. In this message, Director Hart provides an overview of an Office for Victims of Crime initiative to provide grant funding to sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs on college campuses to offer medical forensic care and other victim services to sexual assault survivors.

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by OVC Director Jessica E. Hart During a Human Trafficking Roundtable in Georgia

Good afternoon, everyone! Thank you all for being here today, and more importantly thank you for your continued efforts combating human trafficking.

Thank you especially to Governor Kemp for hosting this discussion. I greatly appreciate everything you have been doing to make combatting trafficking a top priority in Georgia.

Also, a special thank you to First Lady Marty Kemp who has been with us throughout the day today. I greatly appreciate your time and dedicated service to this issue.