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Cash Assistance Recommendations

Economic Security For Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence: Policy Recommendations for Cash Assistance Programs

This paper addresses how providing cash assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault enhances safety, stability and economic security. Outlined are a summary of existing federal, state, and non-profit cash assistance programs and how they address the short-term emergency needs of survivors and help them recover from trauma and abuse. Cash Assistance Recommendations

Leveraging Medicaid Managed Care Contracts To Address Intimate Partner Violence

Leveraging Medicaid Managed Care Contracts To Address Intimate Partner Violence

Medicaid is a critical source of health insurance for survivors of domestic violence. It provides a comprehensive benefit package that makes sure survivors can get the health and behavioral health services they need. This paper looks specifically at how states can better address domestic violence and increase access to critical services for survivors, including those …

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Following Testimony from Gymnasts, Senate Must Pass Violence Against Women Act

Following Testimony from Gymnasts, Senate Must Pass Violence Against Women Act

September 16, 2021 Statement of Esta Soler, President and Founder, Futures Without Violence Contact: Lisa Lederer, 202/421-5825 Following Testimony from Gymnasts, Senate Must Pass Violence Against Women Act “They were strong, courageous and bold. They shared their traumas and demanded accountability. They spoke out, not just for themselves, but for all survivors of child sexual …

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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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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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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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