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2005 NOVA Newsl. 1 (2005)

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NOVA


N                             letter


                                                              loltumre 22. Number I (of 4 wisuesk, 2005



Rejuvenating the Mission


             NOVA Moving Ahead on All Fronts


    C hange is stirring ai NOVA   change in its leadrhip. a
mov e to new headquarters, and in the w or ks, innoai ons in the
pursuit of NO  VA's ov erall nmsson to pi ninute rights and
serv ices for v ictims of crime and crisis every w her
    After longtime Ixecutiv e lirectoi Marlene Young annoned
                                hei  etienment plans last year.
                                the   NOVA \Board estabilshed
                                a search comittle  to fimnd a
                                rlelent. and in   the mean-
                                tone, approached  Jeaniiette
                                Adkins in hopesthat she w onld
                                setl as an intci un director
                                She areed to do so. and lter
                                  few< motlhs on the job, the
                                  I~inhe nkthatlthir arch
                                iad been  stnccessIfulv con-
                                'ludedi On Ferryt   16.IJain-
                                nette accepted its ol~h to b.e-
                                come  tlhe ness Ixecutie ULi-

    In the hecinnin of hei c aier after two yeas as a family
therapist at the lus n ile Co<urt in [lan. Ohio, JIenette \l.
Adkins  accepted  a job in the neighhmmyn   Greene  (County
Proseutor's office to eulop  and  direc its ictni assitace

    I. ner the leadership oft 'oumty Proecutor Willimn Schenek,
Sho asunmdtat   e!lel   oustlafer is precsso  Mike IkH  tnc
was  eete   to, other offics the noiw sets s in the L1. 8.Snate).
,leannette helped bilhd the itimiw itness prolPrndItnin a staffof
one with twoivlunteer to a staffof seven winh thirty vlunteers.
In addition to proi ing all the itnes mnangemient fuctins ol
a posectit-based   piogrm  her agency vsa a pionecr in pmoxild-
in  24 hur:, in  pesncii nesetio  sller  ices at crime scenes

     Hil henkhsalua        insitd  tha proscors  b elong in

 Bor   Prsdu   t  cnnteha          lo contrbed to the larger

         mosemet he asset e asa atina tane oa  n tis isues
         a \ AA atona ciss espns tammniler ami  Ico-oordina-


~r ot ohio's ~risis
nd oh Ohio's cre
wn  oh the Nation
   NOVA   liasab


respon~e Lain. She was a founder ofthat team
leritialing program for v ictim advocates and
~ul Ads ocate ti edeiitial inc Prom am.
~ ass sers ed as a sona e oh support for her vs ork


    Congress Asked to Cut


      VOCA Fund to $0.00


    Xh A\l I     nirtn p p I bud It rhe 200
fiscal lear inc ludes a rescissin of SI 267 billion fronm the
C'iuie \Vitis In, the specal account created by the
Vitiof( ime Actof 19!\11     1   Hfadopted the plin
would bin V\< A'\s   grant progranm to a clos at the end of
tha fa l  car, droppng from $650million in compensation
and 1ictlin assistance support to rot on Octosberl 1.01
    Ilor a time, the proposal surpisedaind conijised NOVA\
statf and collegues in related organition  it came in a
crypt   fnancial chart wilth no explation as to its tmeanmng
or purposc.   Hut wsithin weeks, virtually every national
oi9 gaivation repreenting the interests of crime sitilln had
oined  together to fIle a protest against thc pioposal a
campain   that is enlarging in numbers of groups and inten-
sit1 as this is boe witten,
    Ilhi entireproposal was cntained in asingle entr below
the tItals o a chat lising propo-ing discretio y s pending
figures for the JDepartment ol Jute, an entry reading, Less
('rine Vicinis Fi id Rescisson  1.   [billion dIluars|.
    Finally  unable to learn the easoning of the Iederal
authorities Stex 1)etene, I \eutis eirector ofthe National
lsociatioiitV(K 1C'   Assistnce Administatoi sdecphered
the waye rescission   figure iia calculated, The budget-
writer stiattedl what would be in the kiund at years end
an estimate of the fine revnue that would come in during







               Other Highlights

    *  Greetings from Jean nette.......
    *  Press Release on 10CA   ....... 4
    *  Tribute to Two Heroes             ....6
    *   Board Nominations  I ornm .......
    *  Annual  Acetion -Help Wanted!  .        9

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