The following issues have been set as national legislative priorities for the NCADV. For more information, click on the topics and supporting documentation, or call the Public Policy office at (202) 745-1211.
Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)
Other FY 2009 Appropriations (VAWA & VOCA)
International Violence Against Women Act
Legislative Action Day†(July 22, 2008)
The FY 2009 Appropriations Briefing Book is now available!
FY 2008 Appropriations (VAWA, FVPSA & VOCA)
2005Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization
Immigrant Victims of Violence Protection Act of 2005 HR 3188
Introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and 77 original co-sponsors
Security and Financial Empowerment Act (for victims of domestic & sexual violence) HR 3185
Introduced by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
Congress introduces "SHIELD Act" to Protect Domestic Violence Victims from HUD's Housing Management Information System Requirements.
In July 2003 the Department of Housing and Urban Development released the Final Standards for the Homeless Management Information System. These standards affect the way that battered women shelters, who receive HUD funding, report confidential information to the national HMIS database. NCADV worked closely with NNEDV and other groups to revise the standards to protect the confidentiality of battered women seeking services.
Administration Requests Recission of Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fund
The President's budget would set the VOCA cap at $650 million in FY 2006 and rescind the entire balance of the VOCA Fund and put that money into the general fund. This means that in the year 2007 there would be $0 VOCA dollars available to reimburse state agencies, local programs and crime victims.
Call your Members of Congress and tell them to save the VOCA balance! †Click here to download a Sample Letter to your Member of Congress supporting VOCA.
For more information on the status of VOCA funds please visit the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (www.navaa.org).
2006 Federal Appropriations for VAWA, VOCA and FVPSA ProgramsThe NCADV Public Policy office worked closely with Members of Congress and other national organizations to advocate for full funding for violence against women programs such as VOCA, FVPSA and VAWA for 2006. Since 2001, these programs have not been funded at their authorized levels. Please click on the links below to get more information on the current status of appropriations bills as well as how you can take action:
2005 Federal AppropriationsNCADV worked closely with Members of Congress to advocate for increased funding for violence against women programs such as VOCA, FVPSA and VAWA funding. Please click on the links to get more information and details on appropriations and NCADVís activities on this bill: