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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

On February 12, 2013, the United States Senate passed S. 47, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). On February 28th, the House followed suit and also passed S. 47. On March 7th, President Obama signed S. 47 into law. For more information, click here.

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Sexual Assault Services Program

Funding authorized: $40 million
FY 2016 Appropriation: $35 million
FY 2018 Request: $40 million
“Now is not the time to be cutting back on funding forcing us to turn away survivors who are finding their voices for the first time with the help of this national focus.” California rape crisis

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Rape Prevention Education Grants

Funding authorized: $50 million
FY 16 Appropriation: $44.4 million
FY 17 President’s Budget: $44.4 million ($38.8 million for RPE & $5.6 million for evaluation)
FY 18 Request: $50 million ($5.6 million increase in program dollars to meet demand)

RPE formula grants, administered by the CDC Injury Center, provide essential

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Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

The Crime Victims Fund was created by Congress in 1984 to provide grants to state and local programs that assist victims of crime.  The Fund is derived entirely from fines and penalties paid by federal criminal offenders, not taxpayer revenues, and is the most essential and flexible source of funding

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