Public Policy

The TANF Emergency Fund and Domestic Violence

Please join us for an audio conference organized by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), and the Western Center on Law and Poverty.

This call is open to Los Angeles area domestic violence advocates and allied attorneys who want to learn how TANF Emergency Funds, created under the Recovery Act, can be used to maintain and expand services and benefits for victims and survivors of domestic violence. The audio conference will include opportunities to hear how other states are using Emergency Funds, strategize around advocating for and accessing these funds on a local level, and raise other key questions and concerns.

This audio conference is supported with funding to the Family Violence Prevention Fund from The California Endowment and to NRCDV from the Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) Program, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Contact Sally Schaeffer or Anne Menard, or Annika Gifford at the NRCDV.


  • Opening/Introduction: Anne Menard, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
  • Overview of TANF Emergency Fund and HHS Guidance regarding DV services: Elizabeth Lower-Basch, CLASP
  • Los Angeles County TANF Activities and other DV support services: Phil Ansell, Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services at
  • Policy and Advocacy Opportunities: Kim McCoy Wade, Western Center on Law and Poverty
  • Q&A Session


Conference Call Materials


Advocacy Opportunities/Updates