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Rural Training

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.

Quick links: 
FY2015 New Grantee Orientation
Rural Routes to Change-webinar networking
Building Blocks-webinar training
Grantee Roundtables

Attendance at the New Grantee Orientation is required as a condition of your FY2015 grant award.

New Grantee Orientation for FY2015 OVW Rural Grantees
February 17 - 19, 2016
Tampa, Florida

Hotel and meeting site are accessible

Attendance at the orientation is required as a condition of your grant award. You'll get to meet other rural grantees, OVW staff, and rural-specific TA providers and to receive important information about managing your OVW award.

Who should attend

OVW requires first time grant recipients under the OVW Rural Program to send the Project Director to the New Grantee Orientation. First time grant recipients are strongly encouraged to also send an individual directly involved in the day-to-day operations of the project. This may include an Authorized Representative, the Fiscal Point of Contact, or a project partner.


There is no fee to register and grantees may use the training funds included within the funded project to cover all allowable travel expenses. Grantees are responsible for securing their own travel and lodging arrangements. Presentations will include

Rural Program Overview VAWA Update Grants Management System Measuring Effectiveness: Rural Grant Progress Reports Office of Civil Rights Office of the Inspector General Grants Financial Management Division Rural-Specific TA Providers: Language access, advocacy, SARTs, CCRs, and faith responses in rural communities


Register by January 15, 2016. REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL
Each new grantee is required to send 1—2 people to this event (see who should attend above). After we receive your registration, we will send you a confirmation that will include complete travel, meeting, and hotel details. Because this meeting is pending

OVW approval, DO NOT make any travel arrangements until you receive our confirmation. At that time, you can make and pay for your travel and hotel arrangements using your OVW set-aside training funds.

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


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. 

Language Access: Implementing legal requirements within your CCR for survivors with Limited English Proficiency
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Rose Thelen and Olga Trujillo, IATA Senior Program and Training Specialist

Whether your CCR practitioners interact with English proficiency (LEP) individuals occasionally or on a daily basis, it is both necessary and useful to plan and identify language resources. The Supreme Court has held that failing to take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access for LEP persons is a form of national origin discrimination. The requirement to provide language assistance applies regardless of conflicting state or local laws. This webinar will lay out the federal requirements for agencies within the criminal legal system and provide helpful information about how to work within your community to improve survivors' language access.

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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.

Watch for future sessions!

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

Upcoming training GRANTEE ROUNDTABLE

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