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September 18, 2019

This month, Congress returned from its summer break to begin its fall legislative session.  While our senators and representatives undoubtedly have many competing priorities before them, there is one that they must no longer avoid: the reauthorization of the Violence A...

August 28, 2019

Earlier this year, a number of journalists published pieces alerting the public to the fact that the Trump administration had changed the definition of domestic violence.  If true, this news would certainly be disturbing — but this claim was not quite accurate.

In reali...

March 20, 2019

On December 21, 2018, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expired.  As of this writing, VAWA is unauthorized.  While grantees under VAWA — including organizations like Blackburn Center— can continue to receive funds through the Office on Violence Against Women, the f...

August 1, 2018

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), originally passed in 1994, was a groundbreaking piece of bipartisan legislation. It provided $1.6 billion towards investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, and imposed mandatory restitution against those convi...

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March 25, 2020

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