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Policy Action Center

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At FUTURES, our Policy and Advocacy team works hard in concert with grassroots advocacy to support legislation that serves our mission of uplifting survivors, and prevention of violence. You can help and join the grassroots effort to bring systemic and positive change by taking action below.

 

Girls LEAD Act

 

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Supporting Girls’ Leadership, Engagement, Agency, and Development, The Girls LEAD Act aims to improve the effectiveness of U.S.-led democracy and governance initiatives, as well as increase girls’ ability to engage in decision-making processes affecting their lives and their communities, ultimately fostering new generations of empowered women leaders.

https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/girls-lead-act/ 

Take action here

 

 

The VOCA Fix Act

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VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021, The money available for VOCA grants has dropped dramatically over the last few years, because the Department of Justice is entering into deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements instead of convicting offenders. The money from those agreements goes into the Treasury instead of going to VOCA grants. As a result, grants for victim services have been cut by two-thirds compared to three years ago, and victim service providers are facing further potentially catastrophic cuts in their VOCA grants. The VOCA Fix Act solves this crisis by redirecting monetary penalties from deferred and non-prosecution agreements to the VOCA fund and increasing the federal government’s contribution to state victim compensation funds as well as making other small changes.

https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/voca-fix-bill/

Take action here