The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) has, since 1984, provided essential funding to state and local programs across the country that has enabled these programs to offer critical support services to victims of domestic violence.
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The theme of the 2018 campaign, Embrace Your Voice, provides an exciting opportunity to educate and demonstrate that everyone’s voice matters when it comes to preventing sexual assault.
“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” ― Audre Lorde
In the modern information era, information technology tools provide incredible opportunities to expand people’s knowledge and awareness of the world around them. As we strive to end gender-based violence and inequality, addressing technology safety is critical.
In the current climate of pervasive IPV, threats to safety nets, and escalating divisiveness, many domestic violence advocates are wondering how they can invest in building equitable communities.
According to the ACLU, nearly 60% of people in women’s prison nation-wide, and as many as 94% of some women’s prison populations, have a history of physical or sexual abuse before being incarcerated.