[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 164 (Wednesday, August 24, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52971-52972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21570]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women; Notice of 
Meeting

AGENCY: Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of 
Justice.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the 
forthcoming public meeting of the National Advisory Committee on 
Violence Against Women(hereinafter ``NAC'').

DATES: The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 13 from 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn 1225 
First Street NE., Washington, District of Columbia, 20002. The public 
is asked to pre-register by September 6, 2011 for the meeting due to 
security considerations and so that there is adequate space (see below 
for information on pre-registration).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Poston, Attorney Advisor, 
Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice, 
145 N Street, NE., Suite 10W 121, Washington, DC 20530; by telephone 
at: (202) 514-5430; e-mail: Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 
305-2589. You may also view information about the NAC on the Office on 
Violence Against Women Web site at: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is required under 
section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The National 
Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women (NAC) was re-chartered on 
March 3, 2010 by the Attorney General. The purpose of this federal 
advisory committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the 
Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services 
on how to improve the Nation's response to violence against women, with 
a specific focus on successful interventions with children and teens 
who witness and/or are victimized by domestic violence, dating 
violence, and sexual assault. The NAC brings together experts, 
advocates, researchers, and criminal justice professionals for the 
exchange of innovative ideas and the development of practical solutions 
to help the federal government address and prevent these serious 
problems. This federal advisory committee will develop recommendations 
for successful interventions with children and teens who witness and/or 
are victimized by domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual 
assault. The NAC members will also examine the relationship between 
children and teens who are witnesses to or victims of such violence and 
the overall public safety of communities across the country.
    This is the third meeting of the NAC and will include presentations 
by Department of Justice staff on federal efforts to address these 
problems, presentations and facilitated discussions on trauma-informed 
practice, culturally based practice, and evidence based vs. evidence 
informed practice as well as facilitated discussions of the goals for 
the NAC. The Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, the 
Honorable Susan B. Carbon, serves as the Designated Federal Official of 
the NAC. Lori Crowder will serve as a facilitator at this meeting.
    The NAC is also welcoming public oral comment at this meeting and 
has reserved an estimated 30 minutes for this purpose. Time will be 
reserved for public comment on September 13 at 4:30 p.m. and on 
September 14 at 12 p.m. See the section below for information on 
reserving time for public comment.
    Access: This meeting will be open to the public but registration on 
a space available basis and for security reasons is required. All 
members of the public who wish to attend must register in advance of 
the meeting by September 6, 2011 by contacting Catherine Poston, 
Attorney Advisor, Office on Violence Against Women, United States 
Department of Justice, 145 N Street, NE., Suite 10W 121, Washington, DC 
20530; by telephone at: (202) 514-5430; e-mail: 
Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 305-2589. All attendees will 
be required to sign in at the meeting registration desk. Please bring 
photo identification and allow extra time prior to the start of the 
meeting.
    All members of the press who wish to attend and/or record any part 
of the meeting must register in advance of the meeting by September 6, 
2011 by contacting Joan LaRocca, Public Affairs Specialist, Office on 
Violence Against

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Women, United States Department of Justice, 145 N Street, NE., Suite 
10W 121, Washington, DC 20530; by telephone at: (202) 307-6873; e-mail: 
Joan.LaRocca@usdoj.gov. All members of the press are required to sign 
in at the meeting registration desk and must present government-issued 
photo I.D. (such as a driver's license) as well as valid media 
credentials. Please allow extra time prior to the start of the meeting 
for registering.
    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. 
Individuals who require special accommodation in order to attend the 
meeting should notify Catherine Poston no later than September 6, 2011.
    Written Comments: Interested parties are invited to submit written 
comments by September 6, 2011 to Catherine Poston, Attorney Advisor, 
Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice, 
145 N Street, NE., Suite 10W 121, Washington, DC 20530; by telephone 
at: (202) 514-5430; e-mail: Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 
305-2589.
    Public Comment: Persons interested in participating during the 
public comment periods of the meeting are requested to reserve time on 
the agenda by contacting Catherine Poston, Attorney Advisor, Office on 
Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice, 145 N 
Street, NE., Suite 10W 121, Washington, DC 20530; by telephone at: 
(202) 514-5430; e-mail: Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 305-
2589. Requests must include the participant's name, organization 
represented, if appropriate, and a brief description of the subject of 
the comments and should be made by September 6, 2011. Each participant 
will be permitted approximately 3 to 5 minutes to present comments, 
depending on the number of individuals reserving time on the agenda. 
Participants are also encouraged to submit written copies of their 
comments. Comments that are submitted to Catherine Poston, Attorney 
Advisor, Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of 
Justice, 145 N Street, NE., Suite 10W 121, Washington, DC 20530; by 
telephone at: (202) 514-5430; e-mail: Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov; or 
fax: (202) 305-2589 will be circulated to NAC members prior to the 
meeting.
    Given the expected number of individuals interested in presenting 
comments at the meeting, reservations should be made as soon as 
possible. Persons unable to obtain reservations to speak during the 
meeting are encouraged to submit written comments, which will be 
accepted at the meeting location or may be mailed to the NAC, to the 
attention of Catherine Poston, Attorney Advisor, Office on Violence 
Against Women, United States Department of Justice, 145 N Street, NE., 
Suite 10W 121, Washington, DC 20530; by telephone at: (202) 514-5430; 
e-mail: Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 305-2589.

    Dated: August 17, 2011.
Bea Hanson,
Principal Deputy Director, Office on Violence Against Women.
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