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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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Policy Advocacy Specialist Claire Kao in front of the Supreme Court

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.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Violence and abuse among our youth is far too prevalent, taking place in the form of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, online harassment, stalking, and economic abuse. Join us this month to explore the prevalence of teen dating violence, the consequences, and more importantly, what we can do to prevent it from happening in the first place.

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FUTURES signed on to this amicus brief co-lead by CLASP and Persyn Law & Policy for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the American Academy of Pediatrics, CLASP, and other children’s advocacy organizations, medical professionals, and child development experts to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case regarding the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Advocacy

VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) funds numerous victims services programs across the country, from shelters to advocates for survivors. It is facing 40 percent cuts as Congress determines funding for fiscal year 2024. Join us in protecting VOCA funding, and programs for survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.

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Action
Contact your legislators
The Victim of Crimes Act (VOCA) is facing cuts in the range of 40 percent. This could have devastating consequences for local domestic violence and sexual assault services programs across the country. Email, tweet and call your Members to protect VOCA funding.
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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.