Urge Your Members of Congress to Stand Up for Victims!
Friday, December 3, 2010 - Today, the Senate passed S. 3817, a bill to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) as part of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). Now, the U.S. House of Representatives must pass S. 3817 so that it can be signed by the President!
FVPSA is the only federal funding source dedicated to domestic violence services and shelters and CAPTA is an essential component in the federal government’s response to child abuse and neglect. However, FVPSA and CAPTA expired in 2008. It is essential that Congress reauthorizes these programs NOW to ensure that victims can continue to access lifesaving services when they face abuse.