This document provides basic information to domestic violence advocates on specific strategies being implemented around the United States to increase economic opportunties for low-income women and families.
The paper's sections discuss: organizing efforts including grassroots and labor union organizing; the creation of job opportunities and job training including welfare-to-work programs, sectoral employment, microenterprise and self-employment, not-for-profit business ventures, and workplace policies for battered women; ways of creating assets including higher education access and individual development; and, governmental responses including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families(TANF) and Child Support Enforcement(CSE). Each section includes a definition of the strategy and program examples. The appendix includes a glossary of terms and a resource list; Footnotes also included.
This paper was published in January 2000 as the ninth in a series of policy and practice papers from the Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence initiative of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.