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FUTURES Center for Policy, Action, and Leadership

Futures Without Violence works to influence public policy aimed at preventing and ending violence in the U.S. and around the world. The Center for Policy, Action, and Leadership @ Futures Without Violence is based in Washington D.C. The Center is emerging as a national catalyst and incubator for deeper, transformational change to enable families and communities to thrive free of violence. Together with thought leaders and activists, political and community leaders, researchers, and survivors with lived expertise, the Center is committed to advancing solutions and achieving impact.

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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 Center are doing in response to current events to end violence.

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 2025. Join us in protecting VOCA funding, and programs for survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.

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President Biden released his budget on March 11 officially launching the process for Fiscal Year ‘25 appropriations. While it provides an important insight into the priorities of the White House and includes new initiatives that reflect his commitment to preventing violence and abuse, Congress has also agreed to constrain overall spending. We break down in this blog what the budget means in terms of violence prevention.

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Contact your legislators
Every seven minutes a child dies as a result of violence and half of all children globally (1 billion) are victims of violence each year. Contact your representative and tell them to cosponsor the Strengthening Efforts to End Violence Against Children (SEEVAC) Act.
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 Center for Policy, Action, and Leadership is made up of 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 remains committed to achieving our goals and creating genuine, lasting change.
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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.