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Asylum for Immigrant Survivors

For more than two decades FUTURES has fought to ensure that immigrant  victims of gender-based violence who make it to the United States can find safety and are given a fair chance to apply for asylum. During the Trump Administration, FUTURES fought back against rules that would make it nearly impossible for survivors of gender-based …

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The Accountability Dialogues

The Accountability Dialogues

Domestic Violence Survivors and Policymakers Co-designing Child Welfare Practices and Policies People of color who live the problems we aim to solve have the most important information and the most unobstructed point of view. They see and experience on a daily basis what other solution designers only hear about from others – who themselves are …

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The Dobbs Decision

Statement of Esta Soler, President and Founder, Futures Without Violence June 24, 2022 Contact: Lisa Lederer, 202/371-1997 Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs Case Will Cause Real Harm to Those Facing Violence and Abuse, Undermine Work to Make Families, Communities Safer and Healthier “Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will …

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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

PASSED! On September 13, 1994, Congress passed a groundbreaking law called the Violence Against Women Act. The bill finally put the full force of the federal government into efforts to stop domestic violence and sexual assault and help victims. Since then, it has provided the funds for a national network of shelters and rape crisis …

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Fighting for Child Care

Child Care: An Essential Service and Domestic Violence Issues Child care is one of the biggest costs for families. Affordable and quality child care is an essential service that helps families keep their kids safe, and allows parents to pursue education and employment opportunities.  Child care can also be an essential service for survivors of …

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Victim of Crimes Act (VOCA)

PASSED! The Victim of Crime Act’s (VOCA) Crime Victims Fund (CVF) is a non-taxpayer source of funding that supports thousands of crime victims services providers serving millions of victims of crime annually and is funded by monetary penalties associated with federal criminal convictions. Passing the VOCA Fix Act increases deposits into the Crime Victims Fund …

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Emergency Response to COVID-19

Guidance and Recommendations to Address System Weaknesses:   The COVID-19 pandemic impacted a lot of Americans, exposing vulnerabilities in our school, health, mental health, employment systems, among others. Many families have since struggled in the face of loss of  loved ones, loss of economic stability, and for some, prolonged exposure to an abusive partner or to …

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RISE From Trauma Act

Resilience Investment, Support, and Expansion from Trauma ActSenators Durbin (D-IL) and Capito (R-WV) introduced the Resilience Investment, Support, and Expansion from Trauma Act or the RISE from Trauma Bill this week in the Senate. This is bipartisan legislation that would authorize more than $4 billion over 8 years to fund coordinated programming in communities, training …

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