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Buchanan (acting director) is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania (1984) and of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1987).
With her guidance as Director, the Office on Violence Against Women opened the New Orleans Family Justice Center as part of the Family Justice Center concept, Under her direction, the OVW awarded money to Tribal Governments for the first time under the Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program.
A fraction of the Sexual Assault Services Program's funds support the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, which contains resources related to sexual violence.
According to the VAWA Measuring Effectiveness Initiative of the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 required the grant recipients and Attorney General to collect data that measures the effectiveness of each grant in the community where the money was donated in a semi-annual progress report.
The Tribal Coalitions Program primarily pursues and works with judicial agencies and police to organize well-coordinated responses to sexual assault within the state, tribe or territory.
As Director, Stuart increased grant and cooperative agreement awards by fifty percent, implemented the President's Family Justice Center Initiative, and developed the Safety for Indian Women Initiative.
Under her supervision, the Office on Violence Against Women also developed and implemented the Judicial Demonstration Oversight Initiative, the "Greenbook" Initiative, and the Supervised Visitation Demonstration Program.
More specifically, the grants for the Sexual Assault Services Program help rape prevention clinics to provide up-to-date technology and methods of communication between young victims of sexual assault and caregivers.
These public awareness campaigns play a critical role in informing teenagers of their rights and responsibilities with respect to sexual abuse.