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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

PASSED!  In 2022, VAWA was reauthorized. The new VAWA includes more culturally specific resources, including for Tribes and LGTBQ people, more focus on teen dating violence, help for children exposed to violence and additional resources to help victims secure housing or address sexual harassment and violence at work. To see a section by section summary …

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Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA)

REINTRODUCED: The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act has been re-introduced in the senate by Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (H.R. 2604) has been reintroduced by Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA-07), and representatives Gwen Moore (D-WI-04), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) and Young Kim (R-CA-40). Since its original …

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Victim of Crimes Act (VOCA)

Tell your Senators to protect services for survivors of violence. Email them and tell them to cosponsor and support the Crime Victims Fund Stabilization Act Take Action Now 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 …

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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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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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Strengthening Protections for Domestic Violence and Stalking Survivors Act

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced updated bipartisan bicameral legislation to strengthen provisions closing the ‘boyfriend loophole.’  The ‘boyfriend loophole’ is a legal loophole that allows dating partners convicted of a domestic violence offense to purchase or own a firearm. The Strengthening Protections for Domestic Violence …

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RISE From Trauma Act

Tell your legislators to help fight trauma today. Email them and tell them to cosponsor the RISE From Trauma Act Take Action Now “Stepping in early to help children exposed to violence and trauma may be one of the single most important strategies we have for breaking cycles of violence and abuse and reducing substance …

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