Legislative Updates 

In the world of domestic and sexual violence advocacy, many of the regulations and much of the funding are dependent on help from our government.  Here you can find links to articles on other websites that will keep you up-to-date on what is currently happening in the domestic violence/sexual assault field.  

One way you can be an advocate for us is by following upcoming legislation and voicing your support for bills that assist our agency, clients, and survivors. We hope to help you stay informed! 

NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) provides current information about public policy:

Still Working to Pass VAWA

Bills to Close Loopholes

Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019

Encourage Your Senators to Pass a VAWA Bill 

More Information about VAWA

The Action Alliance (Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance) provides guidance, training and support to Response and other state DV/SA agencies:

2019 General Assembly Report

 

Gov. Northam's veto of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Bill

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization:

Ending the Rape Kit Backlog

Bolster Critical Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Funding to Support Survivors and Prosecute Rapists

RAINN files brief to uphold Cosby's guilty verdict

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