Public Policy

Linking Local Providers with Federal Funding

Wednesday, August 11th, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Peace Over Violence, 1015 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Conference Room

This briefing, held at Peace Over Violence’s new Community Room, was open to Los Angeles area domestic, dating, and sexual violence advocates and allied advocates who wanted to learn upcoming federal funding grants to support ending violence against women. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, opened the briefing and discussed pending bills in Congress that can benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. The briefing included two speakers from the Department of Health and Human Services who shared federal funding opportunities and technical assistance on grant writing. Other speakers shared information on the upcoming Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and how local advocates can have a voice in shaping new and existing programs. The briefing ended with a panel of federal, state, and local advocates discussing teen dating violence as an emerging issue.

This briefing was supported with funding to the Family Violence Prevention Fund from The California Endowment. Peace Over Violence and Rainbow Services were co-hosts of the event.



  • Patti Occhiuzzo Giggans, Executive Director, Peace Over Violence
  • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

Upcoming Federal Funding Opportunities

Assistance in Applying for Federal Funding

Violence Against Women Act - Funding and Enabling Local Providers to become Stakeholders

Teen Dating Violence – Local, State, and Federal Policy and Program Opportunities

  • Patricia Reuss, Policy Advisor, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Moderator)
  • Emily Austin, Director of Policy, Peace Over Violence
  • James Campos, Youth Educator, Peace Over Violence
  • Michelle Freeman, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator, Jewish Women International
  • Marjorie Gilberg, Executive Director, Break the Cycle
  • David Lee, Director of Prevention Services, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Lisa Fujie Parks, MPH, Prevention Program Manager, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence