OVW Tribal Grantee Training Events

MSH-TA’s Webinar Series on Key Issues and Promising Practices


Thank you to all who attended Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project (MSH-TA)’s “Key Issues and Promising Practices” Webinar Series! From April-November 2021, MSH-TA offered webinar trainings on a variety of topics addressing violence against women in Native communities, including: Federal and Tribal Collaborations Investigating and Prosecuting DV/SA, Privacy and Confidentiality, Protection Orders, and more. Our final episode in the series brought us back full circle to where we began in April, with decolonizing current habits that impact our daily lives through our organizations, communities, and ourselves.

Check back soon to view select webinars from the Series!


See the OVW Tribal TA Provider Events Calendar below for other webinars and online training opportunities.


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December 2021

Using Experts for Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Violence Cases: IAFN

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual, Zoom

Sexual violence cases often present evidentiary questions and issues that are not in easily understood without the assistance of someone with specialized knowledge, training, and/or experience. This can involve challenges to understanding the presence or absence of medical evidence, the impact of toxicology on the human body, as well as the effects of trauma and the range of individual responses to sexual violence. Experienced professionals can provide judges and juries with the necessary context to ensure that they are making informed decisions based on the evidence and prevent misconceptions from negatively impacting the outcome of a case. The presenter will summarize the law related to the introduction of expert testimony and highlight the importance of deciding if and when to introduce expert testimony in a case.

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OVW Tribal Affairs Division New Grantee Orientation

December 14 - December 16
Virtual, Zoom

The New Grantee Orientation (NGO) is designed to strengthen the grantee’s ability to successfully implement their grant projects, increase their understanding of project impact within their community, and support the ability of the tribal government and community to respond effectively towards domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and sex trafficking. Who should attend? Newly funded Tribal Governments Program grantees, Tribal Sexual Assault Services grantees, Tribal Jurisdiction grantees and new project directors and staff of programs previously funded under the above grant programs. Go to: https://www.tadngo.com/ for more information.

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions, and recommendations expressed are those of MSH-TA and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.


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