Associate Director in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
Darlene Johnson currently serves as an Associate Director in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). In this capacity, she supports the Community Engagement Division by managing three complex OVW grant programs: Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus, the Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies and Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program. These programs provide a continuum of services, education and/or training to children, youth, and young adults; promote the engagement of men in ending violence against women and girls by supporting community driven strategies that are grounded and relevant to their communities and provide specialized training to those that work with victims of elder abuse. Specifically, these programs provide support to state, tribal non- profits and local units of governments, community-based organizations, colleges and universities to implement effective strategies to address and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sex trafficking and elder abuse. Ms. Johnson is a 36-year veteran of the Department of Justice, where she has received numerous accolades and awards. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the District of Columbia and her Master of Public Administration degree from Bowie State University.