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Futures Without Violence Policy & Advocacy Center

Futures Without Violence works out of the Washington D.C. office to influence public policy aimed at preventing and ending violence in the U.S. and around the world. We want to empower those among us who are traumatized by violence to heal today, and support healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow. Join us.

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Latest News

There is a lot happening in the U.S. and around the world. Find here breaking news, new publications and what FUTURES and the Policy Center are doing in response to current events to end violence.

Futures Without Violence strongly opposes work requirements currently being discussed as part of the debt ceiling/budget negotiations because they would be particularly harmful to victims of domestic violence and children experiencing abuse and neglect. Read our statement on the issue here.

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Safe Leave is an essential type of leave from work that allows survivors or family members close to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking to take protected time off for many reasons  related to the violence they’re experiencing. Safe leave is important because it allows survivors to maintain employment and the subsequent economic resources essential to gaining and maintaining safety. Read more on Safe Leave in our fact sheet.

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Contact your Senator
The bipartisan RISE from Trauma act would fund coordinated community efforts to address and prevent trauma and violence. Tell your Senator they can do something to help our communities and children who've been exposed to violence heal.
2 out of 3 children
are exposed to trauma and violence during childhood
1 of every 3 women globally
will be beaten, raped or otherwise abused during her lifetime

Who We Are

The Futures Without Violence Policy Action Center is a small and mighty team of advocates, policy advisors, and good troublemakers seeking to end violence and empower those impacted to heal. FUTURES, then the Family Violence Prevention Fund, opened its first Washington D.C. based public policy office over a decade ago and will launch its new Center for Policy and Action in 2023.
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Our Policy Agenda

Our current policy goals center amplifying the voices of and healing those most impacted by violence and helping prevent violence to those at risk, both abroad and at home. This includes resources and programs for survivors of violence and children who have been exposed to violence. Our work seeks to prevent violence before it happens, and to us, that includes investment: investment into housing, child care, effective and quality training, supports for families, and economic opportunity. We also focus on uplifting girls around the world to access their full potential and agency, through access to education, leadership opportunities, and seats at the political and civic table.