Violence Against Women Act: History, Federal Funding, and Reauthorizing Legislation [pdf]

September 15, 2004, FY2005, Senate Appropriations Committee recommended $410 million for violence against women programs administers by the DOJ and $131.5 million for programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. The $131.5 million would be divided into $128 million for the battered women shelters program and $3.5 million for a national domestic violence hotline.