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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.

The Supreme Court has heard oral arguments for the case that will determine the constitutionality of restricting gun access to those with domestic violence protection orders. FUTURES, in partnership with important gun violence prevention organizations and other domestic violence prevention organizations gathered in front of the Supreme Steps to make sure our voices were heard: domestic abusers should not have guns. Full stop.

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FUTURES submits comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on the proposed enforcement guidance, urging them to include examples of gender-based violence that survivors who are harassed at work experienced. Read our final comment here.

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Contact your legislators
The bipartisan RISE from Trauma act would fund coordinated community efforts to address and prevent trauma and violence. Tell your legislators 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.