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House Passage of Build Back Better Act

House Passage of Build Back Better Act a Major Step in Making Families, Communities Safer and Healthier, Supporting Survivors of Violence and Abuse – Now Senate Must Pass Bill as Well

November 19, 2021 Statement of Esta Soler, President and Founder, Futures Without Violence Contact: Lisa Lederer, 202/421-5825 House Passage of Build Back Better Act a Major Step in Making Families, Communities Safer and Healthier, Supporting Survivors of Violence and Abuse – Now Senate Must Pass Bill as Well “Today’s passage of the Build Back Better …

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Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit

The expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) included in the American Rescue plan has already had a dramatic impact in reducing child poverty in the United States. The CTC has also quickly become a means for mothers who are victims of domestic violence or at risk of losing their children to the child welfare system to …

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WIOA – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was implemented to help job seekers access job training and education, gain high-quality employment, and receive critical tools and services in order to succeed in the labor market. WIOA has a specific focus of assisting those with increased barriers to employment, such as people with limited work experience, criminal histories …

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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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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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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Brings Working Wednesdays

Working Wednesdays Topics Introduction Throughout history, September has been a significant month for the labor movement in the United States. In celebration of Labor Day, a federal holiday honoring the work and contribution of American workers, we wanted to take this month to highlight some of the economic barriers faced by survivors, organizations working to …

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Unfinished Business: Few States Providing Robust Workplace Protections For Survivors of Violence

12-7-22 | Kiersten Stewart, Director of public Policy and Advocacy Unfinished Business: Few States Providing Robust Workplace Protections For Survivors of Violence   Financial independence is critical for people experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. It can be especially challenging, or even impossible, for them to escape abuse if they lose their jobs and …

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Child Care as a Domestic Violence Issue

Child Care as a Domestic Violence Issue

This brief details the importance of domestic violence survivors having access to affordable, reliable, and flexible child care. Research shows that the inability to access affordable, reliable, and flexible child care can keep survivors out of the workforce, force them to remain with abusive partners for financial stability, and endanger the health, safety, and wellbeing …

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