December 18, 2015
Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Congress passed the omnibus Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Funding bill with record investments in programs that address domestic and sexual violence, including the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fund, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).
December 15, 2015
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) welcomes the ground-breaking guidance, Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
"Gender bias in law enforcement is a serious issue that can deny protection, safety and justice to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). "The guidance released today is an important first step in recognizing and addressing this problem."
December 10, 2015
WomensLaw turned 15 this year! To celebrate, we’ll be sharing 15 interesting facts you may not know about WomensLaw over the next 15 days. Follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, & Instagram) daily to learn more about how WomensLaw has been bringing state-specific legal information and support to victims of domestic violence for the past 15 years.
December 4, 2015
Congress has the opportunity to make permanent key provisions to both the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC). As part of this opportunity, Congress can also close the EITC gap for childless workers before these provisions expire in 2017. These programs are critical to combatting the economic insecurity that too often constrains the ability of domestic violence victims to escape abusers.
November 30, 2015
Details continue to emerge about the criminal record of the man arrested for the shootings at a Colorado Planned Parenthood, Robert Lewis Dear. According to South Carolina police files, his ex-wife declined to press charges, but wanted a police record of his violence in 1997. According to multiple reports, he harassed a female neighbor to the extent that a restraining order was granted against him.