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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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Working Wednesdays – Economic Justice is Survivor Justice

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 face …

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Workforce Development Recommendations

FUTURES has witnessed the limitations of our workforce development system, which impacts the ability of survivors to access and successfully complete job training or education requirements. Survivors of gender-based violence and harassment often face unique barriers to accessing job training, education, and stable employment that our workforce development system fails to adequately address Read PDF …

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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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Julie Su for Secretary of Labor

Here at Futures Without Violence, we have had the pleasure of working with Su for many years, first in her role as Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and more recently at the U.S. Department of Labor. We know her to be a deeply principled, exemplary public servant, an inspirational, highly effective …

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Recommendations to the New Administration to Address Child Trauma and Prevent Violence

Building Back Better: Recommendations to the New Administration to Address Child Trauma and Prevent Violence

As the Administration seeks to build back better it is essential that they prioritize children, family well-being and emotional healing, and center women earners in their plans for the economic recovery.While this approach will be beneficial to all, it also is essential if we are to prevent future violence, advance racial equity, and ensure that …

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