What is TA?
"TA" stands for Technical Assistance, which is the process of providing information or resources to help increase a person's understanding of an issue, address a problem or develop a plan or response. TA is typically provided by individuals and organizations with particular expertise related to the issues involved. TA may involve individual discussion, assessment and problem-solving, providing statistics or other evidence, preparing practice or policy papers on specific topics, developing and disseminating online resources and special collections, or any combination of these or other types of individualized response.
One of the primary functions of both the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is to provide individualized technical assistance (TA) on policy, practice and research for individuals and organizations seeking information on violence against women and related issues. Any individual or agency with an interest in domestic or sexual violence prevention, intervention, education and awareness, or any other interrelated topic can contact the NRCDV or NSVRC to request free technical assistance.
For examples of technical assistance questions and responses, please view VAWnet's TA Question of the Month feature in our News Blog.
Access National Violence Against Women TA Resources
- For specialized technical assistance on issues related to domestic violence, please use the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence Online TA Request Form.
- For specialized technical assistance on issues related to sexual violence, please Contact the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
- For specialized technical assistance on issues related to legal rights, please Contact WomensLaw.org, a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
- For a list of special-issue resource centers and culturally-specific institutes that provide specialized technical assistance, please visit Organizational Links: Networks & Institutes.