Tax season can evoke a range of emotions for people, from excitement to anxiety. Frequently, tax time is associated with a tax refund, which can represent the single largest lump sum many families receive in any given year. These refunds can provide a pathway to transition out of poverty and to build wealth. This month's TAQ explores strategies for supporting survivors this tax season.
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As the coronavirus outbreak reaches pandemic proportions, domestic violence organizations providing training and technical assistance are seeing an increase in requests from community-based shelters across the country for accurate information and guidance on how to plan, prepare, and respond to this emerging public health threat. These select resources offer guidance for domestic violence programs in preparing for and responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
"Being able to scale up the work that we started in small grassroots communities and then the urban communities in Philadelphia -- and rural communities and Alabama, to national and international levels -- is just incredible," she said.
While there have been remarkable gains for girls in education, little headway has been made to help shape a more equal, less violent environment for them, warned the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with UN Women and the non-governmental organization Plan International in their report, A New Era for Girls: Taking stock on 25 years of progress.
Karen Jarmoc, the Chief Executive Officer of the CCADV, said, “The funding is key to all of this quite honestly that offers consistency and stability to the work that we are doing. Right now it’s cobbled together and inconsistent and this really impacts kids and families.”
"Transgender prisoners are almost never housed according to their identity, an investigation found... These housing decisions can have dire consequences. Thirty-five percent of transgender people who had spent time in prison in the previous year reported being sexually assaulted by staff or fellow prisoners, according to a 2015 report by the Department of Justice."