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Domestic Violence: Policy & Systems Advocacy

The actions of governmental bodies - their laws, practices, regulatory measures, and funding priorities - profoundly affect how women and their families experience life and freedom from domestic violence. This area provides information and tools to assist in the critical thinking and critical action of individuals and their collective(s) working to end domestic violence through public policy and systems change.

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January 1997
This paper explores the impact of implementing the U.S. federal welfare law, PRWORA of 1996. It looks at how the use of the FVO and the federal block grant program, TANF, might effect battered women and their children.
Authors: Jill Davies