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Welcome, rural grantees! Since 1998, Praxis has been providing training, technical assistance (TA) and networking opportunities to rural communities funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Approved training! Rural grantees may use their OVW set-aside training funds to cover travel expenses to attend all training listed here and do not need to get approval from their OVW program specialist. No registration fee.

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Rural Routes to Change Networking Sessions
Building Blocks--webinar trainings
Grantee Roundtables

Webinars on the core components of effective institutional and individual advocacy that improve outcomes for victims and accountability for offenders. These trainings are intended to provide in-depth perspective and thinking on relevant issue from national and rural experts in the field.  

Registration is required. Please contact if you do not receive registration confirmation.

All calls take place the third Wednesday of each month from 2 - 3:15pm Central Time. 

Watch for more webinar trainings in 2015


Facilitated by Rose Thelen, Praxis TAP and expert on rural coordinated community responses, Rural Routes to Change feature guests working to implement key CCR strategies in rural communities to share their current experiences.

Watch for 2015 webinars

Upcoming training INSTITUTELarge groups of grantees and national experts gather for training on a range of topics.

October 21 - 23, 2014
Bloomington, MN

Building & Enhancing Rural Coordinated Criminal Justice Responses to Battering
An interdisciplinary training institute for rural grantees

Overview of training:
The training institute provided the latest research and information on best practices for coordinating criminal justice system responses to battering. It also provided an opportunity for teams to work together to integrate the information shared and develop customized action plans for communities. Participants gained an understanding of how to build a CCR that prioritizes and implements solutions to better protect victims and their children, hold offenders accountable, and maximize the efficacy of a local coordinated community response.  

Follow up resources available

March 26-28, 2014, 2014
Phoenix, AZ

The Critical Role of Leadership: Coordinating Rural Interagency Response to Violence Against Women
A training for advocates, coordinators, & leaders of coordinated interagency efforts to improve community & systems responses to ending violence against women

Overview of training:
The training institute focused on the key philosophies, skills, & methods of organizing and maintaining successful rural interagency efforts to improve community & system responses to all forms of violence against women.

Follow up resources available

Contact Janice Wick for more information:, 218-525-0487, x251

critical-thinking and problem-solving events with a small group of rural advocates, practitioners,
 Praxis staff and a national expert.

Stay tuned for upcoming roundtables!

Contact Janice Wick for more information:, 218-525-0487, x 251

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