OVW Technical Assistance Providers Serving African American and African Diaspora Organizations.

About Us

This website is managed by the National Black Women’s Justice Institute. The National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) focuses on the reduction of racial and gender disparities in justice systems and gender-based violence affecting Black women, girls, and their families. NBWJI conducts research, provides technical assistance, engages in public education, promotes civic engagement, and advocates for informed and effective policies. NBWJI operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Technical Assistance Providers

The following is a list of Technical Assistance providers who work in partnership with the NBWJI and OVW to provide programmatic expertise to African American and African Diaspora organizations seeking to reduce and eliminate gender-based violence. Please utilize this list as a resource for Partnerships, Training and Technical Assistance for your organization.

Alabama Coalition Against Rape

Organization Contact:

Kim Love

Organization Description: 

A coalition that works to improve the treatment of sexual violence survivors and to ultimately end sexual violence.

Black Women’s Blueprint

Organization Contact:

Farah Tanis

Organization Description:

Works to place Black women and girls’ lives as well as their particular struggles squarely within the context of the larger racial justice concerns of Black communitie

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Organization Contact:

Karma Cottman

Organization Description: 

A coalition that works through advocacy, community education, public policy, technical assistance and training, resource sharing and research to build a community where domestic violence is replaced with human dignity.

End Sexual Violence

Organization Contact:

Ebony Tucker

Organization Description:

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence educates the policy community about federal laws, legislation and appropriations impacting the fight to end sexual violence.

Rootworks, LLC

Organization Contact:

Sherelle Gordon, MBA

Organization Description:

ROOTWORKS, LLC business consulting services to include executive coaching, training, curriculum development, inclusiveness initiatives, strategic planning and organizational development with expertise in gender based violence initiatives with a culturally accountable lens.

In Our Own Voices

Organization Contact:

Tandra LaGrone

Organization Description:

In Our Own Voices (IOOV) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of color (LGBT POC) organization whose purpose is to develop the leadership and strengthen the voices of LGBT POC within the larger community.

Men Can Stop Rape

Organization Contact:

Neil Irvin

Organization Description: 

Mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.

Men Stopping Violence

Organization Contact:

Ulester Douglas

Organization Description:

Works to organize men to end male violence against women and girls through innovative trainings, programs and advocacy.

Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MSCASA)

Organization Contact:

Levette Kelly

Organization Description:

A coalition that works to provide training and technical assistance that builds upon strong community partnerships with the goals of strengthening services for victims of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

Organization Contact:

Michele Robinson

Organization Description:

Works to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice.

National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault

Organization Contact:

Condencia Brade

Organization Description: 

An advocacy organization of Women of Color that works with our communities to create a just society in which all Women of Color are able to live healthy lives free of violence.

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Organization Contact:

Monika Johnson Hostler

Organization Description:

A Coalition and statewide alliance that works to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation.

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Organization Contact:

Vanessa Timmons

Organization Description: 

A coalition that works to promote equity and social change by engaging diverse voices, supporting the self-determination of survivors and providing leadership for advocacy efforts in order to end violence for all communities.

Urban Resource Institute NYC

Organization Contact:

Nathaniel M. Fields

Organization Description:

Works to provide comprehensive, holistic, and supportive human services programs that empower individuals and families in the New York metropolitan area to change their lives for the better.

Coppin State University

Organization Contact:

Johnny Rice II

Organization Description:

Works with urgency to drive change and build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities.

The Women of Color Network

Organization Contact:

Tonya Lovelace-Davis

Organization Description:

Works to eliminate violence against ALL women and their communities by centralizing the voices and promoting the leadership of women of color across the Sovereign Nations, the United States and U.S. Territories.

National Institute on Transformation and Healing of the Black Community

Organization Contact:

Umi Hankins

Organization Description:

Works to provide leadership working with national and local projects, communities and individuals dedicated to ending violence against Black women of African descent.

Office of Violence Against Women CSSP Grantees

The following is a list of African American serving organizations that have been awarded a federal grant managed by OVW. These African American serving organizations represent a continuum of violence prevention services offered to African American communities. The aforementioned TA providers support these organizations. Please utilize this list as a resource for Partnerships, Training and Technical Assistance for your organization.

Cultural Wellness Center

Organization Contact:

Mary “Atum” Azzahir

Organization Description:

Works to unleash the power of citizens to heal themselves and build community.

Immigrant Resource Center Of Maine

Organization Contact:

Fatuma Hussein

Organization Description: 

Works to support refugee and immigrant communities by offering culturally and linguistically sensitive services to promote a healthy and equitable Maine.

Jenesse Center Inc.

Organization Contact:

Karen Earl

Organization Description:

Works to provide victims of domestic violence and their children with a comprehensive centralized base of support that is culturally responsive, and ensures their transition from immediate crisis to stability and self-sufficiency.

Our House, Inc.

Organization Contact:

Dr. Patricia A. Davenport

Organization Description:

Works to eliminate Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault through Intervention, Prevention, Prosecution, Victim Protection and Sustainable Restoration.

Sauti Yetu

Organization Contact:

Zeinab Eyega

Organization Description:

A community organization dedicated to mobilizing African immigrant women to improve the quality of their lives, strengthen their families and develop their communities through direct services, public education, and advocacy.

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

Organization Contact:

Darnell Williams

Organization Description: 

Works to champion civil rights, helps people improve their lives and to build stronger communities by providing local residents with education, job training, and placement at no cost.

Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE), Inc.

Organization Contact:

Wilhelmina Holder, MD CM, DTPH

Organization Description:

A truly inter-generational organization that harnesses the strength of women and girls cross-culturally to empower immigrant women and girls to succeed.

Women on Maintaining Education and Nutrition

Organization Contact:

Catherine Wyatt-Morley

Organization Description:

Women On Maintaining Education seeks to to bridge service gaps to reduce health disparities for underserved populations of poor women, sex industry workers, current/former substance abusers, domestic violence victims, those suffering from PTSD and trauma and the homeless.

Self Enhancement, Inc

Organization Contact:

Tony Hopson, Sr.

Organization Description:

A nonprofit organization supporting at-risk urban youth. A flourishing agency serving thousands of students each year in the greater Portland, Oregon area, with plans to replicate across the country.

Progressive Life Center, Inc.

Organization Contact:

Laurence Jackson

Organization Description: 

PLC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and is licensed as a child placement agency in the State of Maryland, District of Columbia, State of Delaware, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, PLC is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Nationalities Service Center

Organization Contact:

Margaret O’Sullivan

Organization Description:

Nationalities Service Center prepares and empowers immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia region to transcend challenging circumstances by providing comprehensive client-centered services to build a solid foundation for a self-sustaining and dignified future.