Your advocacy helped secure the 2022 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Now we must urge Congress to fully fund VAWA and related programs in the 2023 federal Fiscal Year (FY23). Tens of millions of people in the United States experience domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking annually. The organizations dedicated to helping these victims and survivors find safety, justice, and healing rely on federal grants to provide critical services. Congress is beginning the process of deciding how to allocate funding for FY23, and as they make these decisions, it is vital that they hear from victim advocates about the need for robust funding for services, including full funding for VAWA and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA); sustained and sustainable funding for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) with no transfers and with a tribal funding stream; and funding and other actions to address the decades-long U visa backlog.
Organizations only, fill out this form to sign onto the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence’s letter to Congress requesting full and robust appropriations for critical grant programs that fund vital victim services and system responses.
Please contact Monica McLaughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Terri Poore (email@example.com) with any questions.