Women in Federal Law Enforcement
FY 2019 Solicitation Webinars
New! OVW's Pre-Application Session Webinars Now Available Online
OVW program specialists held pre-application information sessions for the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program and the Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program solicitations which are now available online!
Watch the videos and get a better understanding of the main requirements for the solicitations and learn more about available resources for applicants. WATCH VIDEOS
FY 2019 Solicitation Announcement Funding for Grants to Campuses
New! OVW's Fiscal Year 2019 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program solicitation is now open.
Apply by: March 14th
Funds are now available to address campus safety. The funds may be used for a range of activities including: developing and strengthening trauma-informed victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. LEARN MORE
The NIJ Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain a practical and applied research experience. We welcome students from all academic disciplines to apply and connect their research to the criminal justice field.
NIJ provides funds to participating universities to pay salaries and other costs associated with research assistants who work on NIJ research activities.
Students have until January 25, 2019 to work with their schools to apply.
President Sanz attended the Research Summit on Women in Policing, December 3, 2018, National Institute of Justice
Washington, DC. Director Muhlhausen's remarks at this link: https://nij.gov/about/director/Pages/muhlhausen-research-summit-on-women-in-policing.aspx
See President Sanz in the row next to the last, about middle in the photo linked here: CSans-group.jpg
The ERA not yet ratified. 46 years later
Complements of COPS, U.S. Department of Justice.
Vera Bumpers, positive influence. In her own words. Audio at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/podcasts/the_beat/11-2018/TheBeat_VeraBumpers_112018.mp3
It is estimated that approximately 13 percent of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States are women. However, when many executive-level female officers took the oath decades ago, they were joining departments that were not accustomed to having women in their ranks.
Chief Vera Bumpers was appointed as the first woman police chief at the METRO Police Department, one of the largest transit law enforcement agencies in Texas. She also serves as the President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
Article at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/us/libby-schaaf-police-sexual-assault.html
Today, October 11, 2018, is the grand opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum. WIFLE President Cathern Sanz was one of the invited participants. The public opening will be October 13. Read more about the Museum at https://lawenforcementmuseum.org/.
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