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The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is an essential piece of legislation that survivors rely on for safety and services. The Senate re-authorization bill, S.1275, introduced by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), passed out of Committee in July, and it is time to bring the bill to the […]

Join Esperanza United, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Angelina Jolie, and Senate sponsors of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization on January 19 for a policy day of action to ask Senators to co-sponsor and pass the bipartisan consensus bill to reauthorize the Violence Against […]

Immigration status refers to the way in which a person is present in the United States.  Everyone has an immigration status. Some examples of immigration status include: US citizen  Note: Although indigenous people’s roots long predate the creation of the US, they were not provided US citizenship until Congress passed the […]

Meet Yasmin Campos-Mendez, Public Policy Manager Where are you from?   I am originally from a small town in the central valley of California, called Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe is a very small and rural town, where most of the population is Latin@ and Spanish speaking. Ivanhoe is in Tulare County, California, and […]

Now is the time to contact your Member of Congress and let them know you support FVPSA Reauthorization (H.R. 2119) and want them to support it too. OnThursday, October 21st, the House will vote on H.R. 2119. If passed, this bill will increase the appropriations level to $253 million from $175 […]

Now is the time for the Senate to introduce and pass a strong VAWA reauthorization bill. The House already passed its bill (H.R.1620) and now the Senate needs to do the same. We need a strong VAWA for all survivors that builds on H.R. 1620 now. Latin@ survivors were among the […]

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) wrote this letter urging Congress to support a bill that would create a National American Latino Museum.    

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) signed a letter of support for H.R. 2119, the reauthorization of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). 

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) was first passed in 1984 and was the first federal law to address domestic violence. FVPSA is administered by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, which is located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and […]

Each year, states and territories receive Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds to support community-based organizations that serve crime victims. VOCA funds are distributed by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice and come out of the Crime Victims Fund (CVF), which was established by […]