Victim advocates are incredibly concerned with threatened cuts to the overall non-defense discretionary (NDD) budget and to specific programs that help survivors.Investment in housing, legal services, human services, economic supports and other safety net programs is critical to ensure that survivors can find safety and long-term stability for themselves and their children.
Each of these programs should be funded at their full authorization levels.
Congress considers funding for VAWA, FVPSA, VOCA, and related programs each year when they “appropriate” dollars to these programs in the Congressional Budget.
Courses identify problems and risk factors, screening and assessment tools, prevention and intervention strategies, tools for clients, and legal issues surrounding interpersonal violence.
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers free, web-based courses.
Current Updates on Federal Funding Desperate Need Remains Despite this progress, shelters and other domestic and sexual violence service providers continue to face budget shortfalls.
At the same time, the national spotlight on these crimes is bringing more survivors out of the shadows and increasing requests for prevention programs, which create an increased demand for services.
FVPSA funding has remained relatively stagnant, resulting in inadequate services available for victims in need.
As the only dedicated federal funding source for domestic violence services, FVPSA must be funded at its full authorization.
This section of can help girls develop skills for building strong and healthy relationships of all types, including safe and healthy dating relationships.