December 3, 2018 Webinar Recording:
What's Next for VAWA Reauthorization and the Immigration Provisions in VAWA?
Many stakeholders have expressed concerns about the possible expiration of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and what an expiration would mean for victims and survivors, particularly protections for vulnerable communities. Expiration of VAWA centers around the reauthorization of funding and grant programs; however, it is important to note that many provisions of VAWA, including immigration protections, do not expire and do not require reauthorization.
As coordinators of the Immigration Subcommittee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF), we have been working with Congress to reauthorize a VAWA that addresses some of the gaps in current law, including provisions to increase investment in sexual assault prevention programs, make our justice system more responsive to survivors, and ensure that there are no “rollbacks” to critical protections for the most vulnerable survivors.
Watch this recording of our webinar to learn more about the status of VAWA, updates on the reauthorization effort, administrative policies that affect immigrant survivors, and ways you can get involved. Scroll to the bottom of this page to join our email list or invite colleagues and friends!
Yours in solidarity,
Archi, Cecelia, Grace & Rosie