CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding (June 12, 2008) [pdf]

Senate Judiciary Committee approved S. 1515 on May 15, 2008, which would establish the National Domestic Violence Volunteer Attorney Network; FY2009– President Bush proposes to consolidated the current formula and discretionary VAWA programs administered by the OVW and certain victims of child abuse programs that are administered by the Office of Justice Programs in a new program: the Prevention and Prosecution of Violence Against Women and Related Victim Services. The administration requests $280 million for this consolidated VAWA program, which would be administered by DOJ.