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Bea Hanson is the Acting Director of the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

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September 13, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement today on the 18th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.
July 24, 2012
Good Morning. I want to join Acting Associate Attorney Tony West in thanking Mayor Menino for his steadfast leadership in addressing youth violence and for organizing today's events.
July 20, 2012
I have been fascinated to learn about the domestic violence legal clinic you started at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's School of Law and your pilot virtual legal clinic for rural victims of domestic violence.
June 5, 2012
The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced today that four tribes in Nebraska, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota will be awarded cooperative agreements to cross-designate tribal prosecutors to pursue violence against women cases in both tribal and federal courts.

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Updated: September 2012
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Bea Hanson
Acting Director
Office on Violence Against Women
145 N St., NE, Suite 10W.121
Washington, D.C. 20530
Fax: 202-305-2589
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