We are working with our national partners to educate Members of Congress about the impact COVID-19 is having on communities across our state, and urging them to support survivors and their children. Thanks to all of you who responded to our calls for action. We’ve had some big wins!
The COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress on December 21, 2020 provides stimulus payments including access for families with mixed immigration status, modest increases to victim service funding, rental assistance, an eviction moratorium, and nutrition aid. Learn more from this summary by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Unfortunately, Congress did not include a long-term fix for funding the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). We are continuing to advocate for a long-term VOCA fix and have succeeded in raising the profile of this issue thanks to efforts from advocates across the country. This momentum has set us up well for 2021. Stay informed by signing up for our policy action alerts.