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Violence against Women

A Conversation With Nancy Blaney: Shelter Services for Survivors and Their Companion Animals

October 2023
Learn how the need for secure housing for victims of crime and their companion animals led to the creation of the Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program. Office for Victims of Crime Director Kristina Rose and Nancy Blaney, Director of Government Affairs at the Animal Welfare Institute, speak about how this program is ensuring that victims and their pets can access shelter services.

Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

OVC Director Kristina Rose and Deputy Director Catherine Pierce were honored to attend the VAWA Reauthorization signing. VAWA will help protect and support victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking, through 2027.