[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 14, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8275-8276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3374]


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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 Monday, February 27, 2012 from 9 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Office on Violence 
Against Women, United States Department of Justice, Conference Room 
1W.1201, 145 N Street NE., Washington, DC 20530.
    The public is asked to pre-register by February 21, 2012 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; email: 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 fourth meeting of the NAC and will include facilitated 
discussions on the development of advice and recommendations to be 
presented by this federal advisory committee. 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 February 27 at 4:45 p.m. and on February 
28 at 4:30 p.m. See the section below for information on reserving time 
for public comment.
    ACCESS: This meeting will be open to the pubic 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 February 21, 2012 by contacting Catherine Poston,

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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; email: 
Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 305-2589. All attendees will 
be required to sign in and be processed through Security at the Lobby 
Visitors 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 February 21, 
2012 by contacting Joan LaRocca, Public Affairs Specialist, Office on 
Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice, 145 N 
Street NE., Suite 10W 121, Washington, DC 20530; by telephone at: (202) 
307-6873; email: Joan.LaRocca@usdoj.gov. In addition to being processed 
through Security at the Lobby Visitors Desk, all members of the press 
are required to sign in at NAC meeting registration 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 February 21, 2012.

Written Comments

    Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 
February 21, 2012 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; email: 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; 
email: 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 February 21, 2012. 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; email: 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; 
email: Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 305-2589.

    Dated: February 7, 2012.
Susan B. Carbon,
Director, Office on Violence Against Women.
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