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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


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

2016 webinars take place the third Wednesday of every other month from 2 - 3:15pm Central Time

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Surviving Interstate Custody: the Economic, Safety and Legal Implications for Battered Women
Deb Goelman and Darren Mitchell, Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Do you ever feel conflicted about what to tell domestic violence survivors who wish to relocate with their children to another state?  The Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC) will present a basic training on interstate custody issues for attorneys and victim advocates who wish to understand the framework of how the laws fit together.  A case scenario will be used to demonstrate how practitioners can help survivors address the economic, safety and legal issues involved when crossing state lines for safety, and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. The LRC is a nonprofit organization based in Maryland and works to improve legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases and provides technical assistance to victim advocates and attorneys

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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

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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