Patchwork, a podcast from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), offers a glimpse into the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) at the local, state, tribal, and national levels. How are VAWA grants made? What happens after the grants leave Washington and arrive in communities across the country? Who are the people who benefit from the grants? Featuring the voices of people combating domestic and sexual violence on the front lines and behind the scenes, Patchwork threads together stories from over 25 years of federally funded efforts to serve victims and hold offenders accountable.https://www.justice.gov/doj/privacy-policy
ATF Agents Protect Victims of Domestic Violence by Enforcing Federal Gun Laws
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives protects the public in party by enforcing gun laws. The agency plays a leading role the Department of Justice’s efforts to keep communities safe by regulating gun traffic and removing weapons from...
U.S. Attorneys protect victims of domestic violence by enforcing federal gun laws
Firearms in the hands of abusers dramatically increase the risk of homicide for victims of domestic violence. Law enforcement officers face significant danger when responding to domestic violence emergencies where a gun is present. United States...
Federal gun law enforcement at the intersection of domestic violence and firearms
The presence of a firearm dramatically increases the likelihood of homicide in a domestic violence situation. This heightened danger extends to everyone in the household as well as law enforcement officers who respond to domestic violence calls. In this...
Engaging men as allies to end domestic violence
Pastor Tony Lowden serves as the Executive Director of the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry. In his role, he travels to different communities to learn how to best address issues to prevent crime, including domestic...
JustGrants: New system brings change to DOJ grants management
On October 15th, 2020, the Department of Justice will be transitioning to a new grants management system called JustGrants as well as a grants payment system known as the Automated Standard Application for Payments, or ASAP.In this episode, Lauren...
Using forensic anthropology as a tool to help bring closure to families
Dr. David Hunt is a recipient of the Attorney General’s Citizen Volunteer Service Award. He was recently recognized for his volunteer work with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) where he works with their artists to...
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Timely and Informative
This podcast seems to embody everything that’s currently in the United States’ zeitgeist. Our collective thoughts are in human trafficking, police and federal governments’ involvement in communities, sexual assault, systemic issues around racial and gender bias, empowerment, and the intersectionality of these issues. This podcast was very thorough and speaks to all that at what seems like just the right time.
Using the passionate discussion of folks currently doing the work, the podcast is well crafted to deliver information about where we are at as a country, what they are doing, what we can do to continue the work, and the successes and challenges that have come with it. I highly recommend it.