The National Advisory Committee of the DoJ Office of Violence Against Women will hold a public meeting June 2-3, 2011 in Washington, DC. The meeting will take place at the Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20008.

Persons who wish to testify at the meeting should send a request by mail, email, or fax to:

Catherine Poston, Office on Violence Against Women
145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W 121
Washington, DC 20530
Telephone: (202) 514-5430
E-mail: Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov
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. Each participant will be permitted approximately 3 to 5 minutes to present comments, depending on the number of individuals reserving time on the agenda. Given the expected number of individuals interested in presenting comments at the meeting, reservations should be made as soon as possible.

Persons who cannot attend the meeting but wish to submit testimony should submit it to Catherine Poston by May 27, 2011.

Persons who wish to attend and observe the meeting must register by May 27, 2011 by contacting Ms. Poston.

The entire meeting announcement, which appeared in the May 4, 2011 issue of the Federal Register, is shown below.

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Office 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 Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June
3, 2011.

ADDRESS: The meeting will take place at the Fairfax at Embassy Row
Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20008. The public
is asked to pre-register by May 27, 2011 for the meeting due to
security considerations (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 will bring 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 second meeting of the NAC and will include
presentations by Department of Justice staff on federal efforts to
address these problems, facilitated discussions on the experiences of
youth victims (with a panel from the National Crittenton Foundation),
research on children and youth exposed to violence (with a presentation
from Dr. David Wolfe), and stalking and technology (with presentations
from the National Network to End Domestic Violence and the Stalking
Resource Center) and a discussion 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 June 2 and 3, 2011. 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 May 27, 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.
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 May 27, 2011.
Written Comments: Interested parties are invited to submit written
comments by May 27, 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.

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: May 4, 2011
Susan B. Carbon,
Director, Office on Violence Against Women