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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

TANF - Legislation and Rules

The 1996 Federal welfare law provided states the option of adopting and implementing the Family Violence Option (FVO) to address the needs of domestic violence victims receiving welfare. Included below is the full text of the FVO in the Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, the Final Rule issued by HHS to Guide it's implementation, as well as information on the larger TANF bill. Also included is information related to the new TANF provisions in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

2005 TANF Reauthorization Provisions
TANF - The Family Violence Option
TANF - General