AUSTIN, Texas — The National Training Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence is dropping “training” from its name and will now be known as the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

“The new name,” according to Deborah D. Tucker, National Center’s Executive Director, “better reflects the focus of our organization and is more inclusive of our work. We’re doing more than training, which has been our primary activity since our inception in 1998. While training is still an important component of our work, we’re doing consulting and advocacy work as well.”

The National Center recently received a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice to provide meeting planning support to approximately 48 other organizations around the country. These agencies are designing and hosting a variety of educational events for community and governmental agencies working on ending violence against women through grants funded by OVW. In addition, the National Center provides technical assistance and training to Texas domestic violence programs and state and local welfare and workforce offices on issues affecting low income women. A new project for the National Center is working with leaders in Monterrey, Mexico to develop and deliver a training curriculum for battered women’s advocates in that country.

According to Tucker, “We’re still very actively involved in training law enforcement officers about domestic and sexual violence through partnerships with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Center on Rural Law Enforcement. We’re also excited about two new programs that we’re working on with our partners to train military law enforcement officers and 911 dispatchers. We’re also working with a variety of organizations around the country to make presentations during their conferences and workshops.”

The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation; influences policy; promotes collaboration; and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.

Coinciding with the new name for the agency, the National Center adopted a new logo and redesigned their website ( For more information, contact Christina Walsh at 512/407-9020 or
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