Posted on December 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm
President Obama recently signed the Fiscal Year 2015 Funding bill which includes important increases or preservation for a number of programs that address domestic violence, including the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fund, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), as well as the preservation of many housing funds that support survivors and domestic violence programs.
As our friends at the National Network to End Domestic Violence remind us, “On just one day in 2013, almost 10,000 requests for services went unmet because domestic violence service providers did not have the resources to meet the need.” This new federal budget provides needed investments for domestic violence programs that will make a difference in the lives of survivors of domestic violence on their journey to safety.
Looking ahead to the new year – we will be gearing up for a new Congress in Washington and a new Administration here in Pennsylvania come January. We look forward to working toward our advocacy goals together:
Have a great holiday season and happy new year!