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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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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

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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