The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the House of Representatives for passing the HEROES Act (H.R.6800) without the addition of any harmful provisions. The HEROES Act includes several provisions exclusively addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors, advocates, and service providers. It also includes many other provisions that are not survivor-specific but that will provide much-needed economic and housing supports.
“We appreciate everything the House of Representatives has done for survivors and advocates,” says Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV’s President & CEO. “In addition to funding for critical domestic violence programs, the HEROES Act also includes important provisions that will provide financial and housing support for all Americans and will temporarily extend status for many immigrants. We are particularly grateful for the language to address the dwindling deposits into the Crime Victims Fund and for the temporary waiver of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) matching requirements, which will allow programs to access VOCA grants in the near term and to safeguard the fund for future years. We look forward to working with the Senate to address the gaps in the HEROES Act and continuing to promote the priorities enumerated in the letter sent to Congress and signed by over 350 domestic and sexual violence programs, including provisions addressing the unique needs of underserved, Native, and immigrant survivors.”
The letter sent to Congress is open for additional ORGANIZATIONAL signatures. Organizations that have already signed the letter do not need to sign a second time. Click here to sign the letter. This letter is for organizations only.