2022 Session Advocacy Federal
In 2022, our federal advocacy efforts were focused mainly on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). We are pleased to share that this was passed by Congress on March 10, 2022, as part of the Omnibus Fiscal 2022 spending package.
The passage of the bill reauthorizes VAWA programs until 2027. This article provides a good overview of what the bill contains and some of the proposed protections that had to be dropped to ensure bipartisan support.
We are grateful everyone who called and emailed our Members of Congress to urge their support for this bill. Thank you!
Recent Public Policy Initiatives + Outcomes
The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fix
In 2021, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1652, the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 with an extraordinary vote of 100-0.
This bill secures billions in funding for victim services and is the first critical step in stabilizing core victim services now and into the future. We are grateful to partners, friends, advocates and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham for your efforts in its passage!