[pdf] VAWA-Legislative History Rape Protections and Housing Confidentiality Congressional Record (July30, 1995) (+)

Congressional Record July 30, 1995 Senator Biden discussing amendments in federal law needed to ensure that rape was included as on of the federal laws that is defined as causing serious bodily injury. Contains a significant statement on rape and the need for greater protections for rape victims. Discusses the important role of the Violence Against Women Act. This congressional record also includes the introduction of a 1996 Housing Act including early housing protections providing confidentiality for victims.

[pdf] Senate and House Extension of Remarks-Congressional Record March 31, 1995 (+)

Senator Kennedy on the creation of the Violence Against Women Act Office, (later renamed OVW), reinstatement with federal funds of the National Hotline, initiation of VAWA grant funding nationally, House: Stupak on creation of the VAWA Office; Slaughter on Appointment of Bonnie Campbell to lead the first VAWA Office (OVW) and initiation of OVW grant funding.

[pdf] VAWA Reauthorization 2013 Changes to U Visa and Adjustment of Status (+)

Interim Guidance policy memorandum implementing VAWA 2013 statutory changes to the U visa program. This memo adds new crimes, discusses age out protections for U visa children, the public charge exception for VAWAs, Ts and Us, U visa adjustment of status improvements, and access to foster care and unaccompanied refugee minor programs for certain u visa recipients.

[pdf] Violence Against Women Act: Current Protections and Future Possibilities for Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (+)

Sponsored by Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles, CA. Topics Covered: History and purpose of the Violence Against Women Act’s immigration protections, safety planning and deportation, services open to undocumented victims, legal rights of immigrant victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, VAWA confidentiality, how immigrant women will benefit from Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the International Violence Against Women Act.

[pdf] Bipartisan Women Made Anti-Violence Act Happen (+)

Article by Ann Moline Women’s Enews correspondent, on the collaboration between Democratic and Republican Senate staff who led Senator Kennedy and Abraham’s work on the Violence Against Women Act of 2000’s immigration protections including the creation of the U and T Visas and improvements to VAWA self-petitioning, VAWA cancellation of removal and VAWA suspension of deportation.

[pdf] Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (+)

A copy of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 -Public Law 103-322 [H.R.3355];
Relevant Section: TITLE IV—-VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN; Subtitle G—-Protections for Battered Immigrant Women and Children; Sec. 40701—-ALIEN PETITIONING RIGHTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELATIVE OR SECOND PREFERENCE STATUS.;
Amends Section 204(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1))

[pdf] Full Text of H.R. 3244 Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (+)

Full Text of H.R. 3244 Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) and Violence Against Women Act of 2000. The TVPA was designed to combat trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude, to reauthorize certain Federal programs to prevent violence against women, and for other purposes. The TVPA has the ability to authorize protections for undocumented immigrants who are victims of severe forms of trafficking (T visa).

[pdf] William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (+)

Public Law 110-457; [H.R. 7311] An act to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measure to combat trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.

[pdf] Current State of VAWA and Trafficking Victim Protection Act Implementing Regulations and Policies (+)

The following article provides an up-to-date list of VAWA statutory provisions for which no implementing regulations or policies have been issued. This list is followed by a consequent list of VAWA and Trafficking Victim
Protection Act (TVPA) regulations that were overruled by statute. This report ends with a list of
current regulations that do not reflect expansions of VAWA or TVPA protections that became
law subsequent to the issuance of the regulations.

February 16, 2016: Washington, D.C.

History of Legislative Advocacy: VAWA’s Immigration Protections & Next Horizons. IRC and Amnesty Founders’ Event at American University Washington College of Law on Gender Based Violence. Materials: Slides: History of Legislative Advocacy: VAWA’s Immigration Protections & Next Horizons Building Trusting Relationships: A Guide for Advocates/Attorneys Working with Law Enforcement (LE) on U-Visa Certification Issues (Flow […]

[pdf] Legislative History of VAWA (94, 00, 05), T and U-Visas, Battered Spouse Waiver, and VAWA Confidentiality (+)

This document recounts the legislative history of laws offering protection for victims of domestic violence sexual assault and human trafficking with a particular focus on the immigration relief developed by Congress to protect immigrant survivors.

[pdf] Detained or Deported: What About My Children? What to do if You Can’t Be With Them (+)

This guide describes the child welfare system in great detail. If you do not know what a word or term means, see the Glossary. You may need to read certain sections in this guide several times in order to understand and you may also need to ask someone else for help.

[pdf] Section 809 Eligibility of Crime and Trafficking Victims in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to Adjust Status and Section 810 Disclosure of Information for National Security Purposes (+)

Section 809 of VAWA 2013, defining eligibility of crime and trafficking victims in the commonwealth of the northern Mariana Islands to adjust status and section 810 of VAWA 2013, covering disclosure of information for national security purposes.

[pdf] Social Science Research Documents the Need for VAWA Self-Petitions and U-Visas (+)

This report presents important research-based information about how and why VAWA’s immigration protections, self-petitioning, U and T-visas, and VAWA protections from deportation are essential to protect immigrant victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other violent crimes suffered by non-citizen women and children in the United States.

[pdf] Stories from the Field (+)

This collection of stories was developed to illustrate the harms to immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault that would occur if proposed changes in the immigration protections offered under VAWA and U visa immigration relief were rolled back. Provisions in the House VAWA Reauthorization of 2012 proposed to make significant changes to the U visa program that would cut off U visa access for many victims, would end U visa lawful permanent residency protections, and would impose case processing changes that would endanger victim safety. This storybook contributed to President Obama issuing a veto threat of legal protections currently available in law were rolled back in VAWA 2013 for any victims. The stories illustrate how victims will be harmed if access to lawful permanent residency for u visa victims is denied; why U visa holders need lawful permanent residency, U visa case benefits for victim safety and law enforcement even when no criminal case is opened or pursued; and Perpetrator Interference With Victim Access to VAWA Immigration Relief.

[pdf] VAWA IV Researcher Perspective on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (+)

A memo regarding important research based information about how the provisions in HR 4970 roll back and eviserate the victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other violent crimes suffered by non-citizen women and children in the United States.

[pdf] Immigrants’ Access to Programs and Services Necessary to Protect Life and Safety and Post-Assault Health Care (+)

Information regarding immigrants’ access to programs and services necessary to protect life and safety and post-assault health care. This reading covers the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, community health centers, the Fair Housing Act, the McKinney Homeless Act, and legal services.

[pdf] Somewhere to Turn (+)

A comprehensive manual covering topics such as: domestic violence and battered immigrant issues, cultural competency training, cross-cultural interviewing, recruiting and hiring multilingual and multicultural staff, shelter protocols, outreach and community collaboration, shelter access for battered immigrant women, VAWA immigration cases and victim advocacy confidentiality, creative use of protection orders, protections orders enforcement and criminal prosecution, access to public benefits, verification and reporting requirements under the U.S. Attorney General’s guidance and order, and model programs.

[pdf] New Dangers for Battered Immigrants: The Untold Effects When Immigrant Victims Have to Leave the U.S. to Obtain Lawful Permanent Residency as VAWA Self-Petitioners (+)

The stories recounted in this volume document the experiences of battered immigrants from around the country. In all of these cases, battered immigrants either filed or are in the process of filing self-petitions. Once the battered immigrant’s self-petition is approved the victim may apply for lawful permanent residency. The purpose of this compilation has been to highlight the potential hardships and dangers that battered immigrants face if they would be required to leave the United States and travel abroad to receive lawful permanent residency based upon their approved VAWA self-petition. Historically, battered immigrants abused by their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouses or parents have been generally able to attain lawful permanent residency while continuing to reside in the United States. The stories collected here were used to secure amendments in VAWA 2000 that together with DHS policies allow immigrant victims to obtain lawful permanent residency without being required to leave the United States.

[pdf] Medicaid and CHIP Coverage of “Lawfully Residing” Children and Pregnant Women (+)

A memo that provides guidance on the implementation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), Public Law 11-3. Section 214 of CHIPRA permits states to cover certain children and pregnant women in both Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) who are “lawfully residing in the United States” as described in section 1903(v)(4) and 2107(e)(1)(J) of the Social Security Act.

[pdf] An Abbreviated Sketch of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (P.L. 100-457): Criminal Law Provisions (+)

Report to accompany H.R. 972. The Committee on International Relations, to whom the bill (H.R. 972) was referred to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass.

[pdf] Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding (+)

H.Res. 1394 was introduced on 7/31/2008 by Representative Towns. The Bill would (1) applaud the efforts of organizations to combat DV and assist victims and (2) support increasing public awareness of DV and its consequences; For FY2009 House Appropriations Committee $435 million for VAWA programs administered by the DOJ ($200 million for STOP grants) as compared with the Senate Appropriations Committee recommendation of $415 million ($185 million for STOP grants). For FY2009, President Bush requests $280 million for proposed consolidated VAWA program (the Prevention and Prosecution of Violence Against Women and Related Victim Services Program).

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding (January 10, 2008) (+)

The Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY2008 (PL 110-161) provided total funding of $525.47 million for violence against women programs. The act provided $400 million for VAWA programs administered by DOJ. It also provided $125.47 million for battered women’s shelters and the national domestic violence hotline which are both administered by HHS. This reflected the mandated 1.747% spending cut for the Departments of Labor-HHA-Education. The total FY2008 budget request for VAWA programs was $54.28 million ($370 million and $176.28 to DOJ and HHS, respectively). The Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution (PL 110-5), provided total FY2007 funding of $558.92 million ($382.57 million and 176.35 million for DOJ and HHS, respectively.)

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding (October 31, 2007) (+)

On Oct. 16, 2007, the Senate passed version HR 3093, the Commerce Justice-Science (CJS) Appropriations Act, which provided funding of $419 million for VAWA programs under DOJ compared to funding of $459 million for these programs in the House-passed bill. The Senate adopted an amendment that would provide total funding for three VAWA programs as follows: $60 million for grants to encourage arrest policies, $4 million for grants for engaging men and youth in prevention programs, and $1 million for the National Resources Center on Workplace Responses.

On Oct. 23, 2007, the Senate passed its version of HR 3043, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY2008, which would provide funding of $127 million for grants for the battered women’s shelters program and $3.20 million for the national domestic violence hotline program. The House-passed bill would provide funding of $134.73 for battered women’s shelters and $2.97 million for the national domestic violence hotline.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding September 19, 2007) (+)

On July 26, 2007, the House passed HR 3093, the Commerce, Justice, Science and related Agencies Appropriations Act, which provided FY2008 funding of $459 million for VAWA programs in DOJ. Three amendments were adopted during floor debate that increased VAWA funding $29 million above the level recommended by the Appropriations Committee. An amendment introduced by Representative Capito sought to provide a $10 million increase in funding for the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Enforcement program, for a total of $50 million. Representative Inslee sponsored an amendment that sought to provide an additional $14 million for the Office on Violence Against Women, of which $6 million was to be for services to advocated for and respond to youth, $6 million was to be used to assist children and youth exposed to violence, $1 million for research relating to violence against Indian women, and $1 million for the national tribal sex offender registry. An amendment introduced by Representative Reichert would provide $5 million for the court training and improvements to respond to victims of violence program. The sponsors of these amendments provided spending reductions in other accounts in order to maintain the total spending for the bill.

On July 19, 2007, the House pass HR 3043, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY2008, which provides $2.97 million for the national domestic violence hotline and $134.73 million for the battered women’s shelters program.

Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees rejected the DOJ’s proposal to consolidate VAWA programs into one competiteve discretionary grant program with funding of $370 million.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding (August 2, 2007) (+)

On July 26, 2007, the House passed HR 3093, the Commerce, Justice, Science and related Agencies Appropriations Act, which provided FY2008 funding of $459 million for VAWA programs in DOJ. Three amendments were adopted during floor debate that increased VAWA funding $29 million above the level recommended by the Appropriations Committee. An amendment introduced by Representative Capito sought to provide a $10 million increase in funding for the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Enforcement program, for a total of $50 million. Representative Inslee sponsored an amendment that sought to provide an additional $14 million for the Office on Violence Against Women, of which $6 million was to be for services to advocated for and respond to youth, $6 million was to be used to assist children and youth exposed to violence, $1 million for research relating to violence against Indian women, and $1 million for the national tribal sex offender registry. An amendment introduced by Representative Reichert would provide $5 million for the court training and improvements to respond to victims of violence program. The sponsors of these amendments provided spending reductions in other accounts in order to maintain the total spending for the bill. (An update was made to this report in September 2007, but there are no substantial changes.)

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding Appropriations 2008 (June 12, 2007) (+)

President Bush requested total VAWA funding of $546.28 million for FY2008. $370 million will be used for programs administered by DOJ and 4176.28 will be used for programs administered by HHS. The Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution was enacted (PL 110-05) which provided total FY2007 appropriations of $558.92 million for VAWA ($382.57 million for DOJ and 4176.35 million for HHS).

[pdf] The 2005 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (+)

The author provides an overview of the history of congressional involvement with the Violence Against Women Act’s (VAWA) provisions to protect immigrant victims of domestic violence and other forms of violence against women. He also outlines the reasoning behind, and purpose of, the most recent enhancements in legal protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and foreign fiances and spouses that were included in the recently reauthorized VAWA 2005, also describing the bipartisan work that resulted in this newest piece of legislation.

[pdf] The Violence Against Women Act Now Ensures Legal Services for Immigrant Victims (+)

Article discussing the need for the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) 2005’s expansions of access to legal services for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. An overview of the VAWA 2005 Legal Services Corporation (“LSC”) amendments is provided including who is newly eligible, the scope of allowable representation, and best practices for implementation of the new law.

[pdf] National Benchmark Survey: The Impact on Domestic Violence on the American Workplace (+)

Past national public opinion surveys have asked executives about their experiences and attitudes regarding domestic violence and its effects on the workplace. Before this survey, no one had ever used a random telephone poll to ask employed adults about their experiences and perceptions regarding domestic violence and its impact at work.

[pdf] INA: Section 239 – Initiation of Removal Proceedings (+)

Immigration and Nationality Act section 239 provision on the initiation of removal proceedings. Section 239(e) defines when a certificate of compliance was required when an enforcement action that took place at a sensitive location lead to a removal proceeding to ensure that confidentiality provisions were complied with.

[pdf] Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (+)

Full text of 42 U.S.C. 13701, Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, to enhance judicial and law enforcement tools to combat violence against women; improving services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; protection of battered and trafficked immigrants; etc.

[pdf] LSC Statutory Amendments: Violence Against Women Act Public Law 109-162 (+)

Electronic Version of VAWA 2005 Section 104 (Public Law 109-162) creating statutory amendments granting immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other U visa criminal activities access to legal assistance from LSC funded programs without regard to the victim’s immigration status.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding (December 1, 2005) (+)

On November 22, 2005, President Bush signed the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, FY2006. It provides $385.5 million for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
On October 4, 2005, the Senate voited to amend S. 1197, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2005, as reported earlier by the Judiciary Committee, and subsequently passed the bill by unanimous consent. In addition to making technical corrections, this floor amendment modified housing and other provisions in the bill, and inserted a new Title X related to DNA fingerprinting.
During the 108th Congress, the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 and the PROTECT Act were passed, which, among other provisions, authorized funding of HHS and DOJ transitional housing assistance programs for victims of domestic violence, respectively.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding (October 21, 2005) (+)

On October 4, 2005, the Senate voted to amend S. 1197, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2005, as reported earlier by the Judiciary Committee, and subsequently passed the bill by unanimous consent. In addition to making technical corrections, this floor amendment modified housing and other provisions in the bill, and inserted a new Title X related to DNA fingerprinting.
On September 28, 2005, the House approved H.R. 3402, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Appropriations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006 through 2009, which contains the House version of the VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2005. These bills would reauthorize VAWA; continue to encourage collaboration among law enforcement, judicial personnel, and public and private service providers to victims of domestic violence; address the special needs of victims of domestic and sexual violence, including the elderly, disabled, children, youth, and individuals of ethnic and racial communities; provide emergency leave and long-term transitional housing for victims; make provisions gender neutral; and require studies and reports on the effectiveness of approaches used for certain grants in combating domestic and sexual violence.
During the 108th Congress, the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 and the PROTECT Act were passed, which, among other provisions, authorized funding of HHS and DOJ transitional housing assistance programs for victims of domestic violence, respectively. The Keeping Children and Families Safe Act also extended to FY2008 authorization for the national domestic violence hotline and grants for battered women’s shelters programs.

[pdf] Violence Against women Act of 2000 (+)

HR 1248 would reauthorize and make key improvements in programs created by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. Those programs include: law enforcement and prosecution grants to combat violence against women, national domestic violence hotline, battered women’s shelter and services, grants for community initiatives, education and training for judges and court personnel, grants to encourage arrest policies, rural domestic violence and child abuse enforcement, national stalker and domestic violence reduction, federal victims’ counselors, education and prevention grants to reduce sexual abuse of runaway, homeless, and street youth, victims of child abuse, and rape prevention education. It would also create new programs, including civil legal assistance for victims, safe havens for children pilot program, protections against violence and abuse for women with disabilities, standards, practice and training for sexual assault examinations, and a requirement that a domestic violence task force report back to Congress on any overlapping or duplication of Federal agency efforts addressing domestic violence.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding (June 9, 2005) (+)

On October 28, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against women Act (VAWA) of 2000 as Division B of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. VAWA 2000 reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act through FY2005, set new funding levels, and added new programs.
For FY2006, President Bush requests $515 million for VAWA programs, of which $386 million is for programs administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and $129 million for programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
On December 8, 2004, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, was enacted, which provided $387.28 milion in FY2005 funding for violence against women programs administered by DOJ and $129.9 million for those programs administered by HHS.
VAWA established within DOJ and HHS a number of discretionary grant programs for state, local, and Indian tribal governments. DOJ administers VAWA grants designed to aid law enforcement officers and prosecutors, encourage arrest policies, stem domestic violence and child abuse, establish and operate training programs for victim advocates and counselors, and train probation and parole officers who work with released sex offenders. Under HHS, grants include funds for battered women’s shelter, rape prevention and education, reduction of sexual abuse of runaway and homeless street youth, and community programs on domestic violence.

[pdf] Section 104 VAWA 2005 Introduced: Ensuring Immigrant Crime Victim’s Access to Legal Service (+)

Text of the Amendment introduced by Senator Durbin became Section 104 of Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) of 2005. The Amendment permits programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation (“LSC”) to use LSC funds or funds derived from a source other than the LSC to provide legal assistance to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or trafficking, consistent with VAWA and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding (March 18, 2005) (+)

On October 28, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against women Act (VAWA) of 2000 as Division B of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. VAWA 2000 reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act through FY2005, set new funding levels, and added new programs.
For FY2006, President Bush requests $515 million for VAWA programs, of which $386 million is for programs administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and $129 million for programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
On December 8, 2004, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, was enacted, which provided $387.28 milion in FY2005 funding for violence against women programs administered by DOJ and $129.9 million for those programs administered by HHS.
VAWA established within DOJ and HHS a number of discretionary grant programs for state, local, and Indian tribal governments. DOJ administers VAWA grants designed to aid law enforcement officers and prosecutors, encourage arrest policies, stem domestic violence and child abuse, establish and operate training programs for victim advocates and counselors, and train probation and parole officers who work with released sex offenders. Under HHS, grants include funds for battered women’s shelter, rape prevention and education, reduction of sexual abuse of runaway and homeless street youth, and community programs on domestic violence.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History, Federal Funding, and Reauthorizing Legislation (January 31, 2005) (+)

On October 28, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against women Act (VAWA) of 2000 as Division B of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. VAWA 2000 reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act through FY2005, set new funding levels, and added new programs.
For FY2006, President Bush requests $515 million for VAWA programs, of which $386 million is for programs administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and $129 million for programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
On December 8, 2004, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, was enacted, which provided $387.28 milion in FY2005 funding for violence against women programs administered by DOJ and $129.9 million for those programs administered by HHS.
VAWA established within DOJ and HHS a number of discretionary grant programs for state, local, and Indian tribal governments. DOJ administers VAWA grants designed to aid law enforcement officers and prosecutors, encourage arrest policies, stem domestic violence and child abuse, establish and operate training programs for victim advocates and counselors, and train probation and parole officers who work with released sex offenders. Under HHS, grants include funds for battered women’s shelter, rape prevention and education, reduction of sexual abuse of runaway and homeless street youth, and community programs on domestic violence.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History, Federal Funding, and Reauthorizing Legislation (January 11, 2005) (+)

On October 28, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against women Act (VAWA) of 2000 as Division B of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. VAWA 2000 reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act through FY2005, set new funding levels, and added new programs.
For FY2006, President Bush requests $515 million for VAWA programs, of which $386 million is for programs administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and $129 million for programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
On December 8, 2004, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, was enacted, which provided $387.28 milion in FY2005 funding for violence against women programs administered by DOJ and $129.9 million for those programs administered by HHS.
VAWA established within DOJ and HHS a number of discretionary grant programs for state, local, and Indian tribal governments. DOJ administers VAWA grants designed to aid law enforcement officers and prosecutors, encourage arrest policies, stem domestic violence and child abuse, establish and operate training programs for victim advocates and counselors, and train probation and parole officers who work with released sex offenders. Under HHS, grants include funds for battered women’s shelter, rape prevention and education, reduction of sexual abuse of runaway and homeless street youth, and community programs on domestic violence.

[pdf] VAWA 2005 HR 3402 Sec. 825(c): Certificate of Compliance with Restrictions on Disclosure (+)

VAWA 2005 section 825 (c) amended INA section 239 (8 U.S.C. 1229), adding a requirement that a certificate of compliance be filed if an enforcement action took place at a sensitive location that lead to a removal proceeding to ensure that confidentiality provisions in Section 384 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRAIRA) were complied with.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History, Federal Funding, and Reauthorizing Legislation (December 20, 2004) (+)

On October 28, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 as Division B of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386). The original Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (P.L. 103-322), became law in 1994. VAWA 2000 reauthorizes VAWA though FY2005, sets new funding levels, and adds new programs.
VAWA 2000 reauthorizes most of the original ac’s programs and creates new grant programs to prevent sexual assaults on campuses, assist victims of violence with civil legal concerns, create transitional housing for victims of domestic abuse, and enhance protections for elderly and disabled victims of domestic violence. VAWA 2000, also, creates a pilot program for safe custody exchange for families of domestic violence. Additionally, VAWA 2000 authorizes a number of studies on the effects of violence against women, creates a domestic violence task force, and includes changes in the federal criminal law relating to interstate stalking and immigration.

[pdf] Q&A: Five-Year Bar (+)

This document contains questions and answers regarding immigrants and the five-year bar. Section 403 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) provides that certain immigrants who enter the United States on or after August 22, 1996 are not eligible to receive federally-funded benefits, including Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), for five years from the date they enter the country with a status as a “qualified alien.”

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History, Federal Funding, and Reauthorizing Legislation (July 15, 2004) (+)

On October 28, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 as Division B of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386). The original Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (P.L. 103-322), became law in 1994. VAWA 2000 reauthorizes VAWA though FY2005, sets new funding levels, and adds new programs.
VAWA 2000 reauthorizes most of the original ac’s programs and creates new grant programs to prevent sexual assaults on campuses, assist victims of violence with civil legal concerns, create transitional housing for victims of domestic abuse, and enhance protections for elderly and disabled victims of domestic violence. VAWA 2000, also, creates a pilot program for safe custody exchange for families of domestic violence. Additionally, VAWA 2000 authorizes a number of studies on the effects of violence against women, creates a domestic violence task force, and includes changes in the federal criminal law relating to interstate stalking and immigration.

[pdf] Q&A on the Five-Year Bar (+)

This document pertains to the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ questions and answers on the five-year bar. Section 403 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) provides that certain immigrants who enter the United States on or after August 22, 1996 are not eligible to receive federally-funded benefits, including Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), for five years from the date they enter the country with a status as a “qualified alien.”

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History, Federal Funding, and Reauthorizing Legislation (March 25, 2004) (+)

On October 28, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 as Division B of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386). The original Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (P.L. 103-322), became law in 1994. VAWA 2000 reauthorizes VAWA though FY2005, sets new funding levels, and adds new programs.
VAWA 2000 reauthorizes most of the original ac’s programs and creates new grant programs to prevent sexual assaults on campuses, assist victims of violence with civil legal concerns, create transitional housing for victims of domestic abuse, and enhance protections for elderly and disabled victims of domestic violence. VAWA 2000, also, creates a pilot program for safe custody exchange for families of domestic violence. Additionally, VAWA 2000 authorizes a number of studies on the effects of violence against women, creates a domestic violence task force, and includes changes in the federal criminal law relating to interstate stalking and immigration.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History, Federal Funding, and Reauthorizing Legislation (February 27, 2004) (+)

On October 28, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 as Division B of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386). The original Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (P.L. 103-322), became law in 1994. VAWA 2000 reauthorizes VAWA though FY2005, sets new funding levels, and adds new programs.
VAWA 2000 reauthorizes most of the original ac’s programs and creates new grant programs to prevent sexual assaults on campuses, assist victims of violence with civil legal concerns, create transitional housing for victims of domestic abuse, and enhance protections for elderly and disabled victims of domestic violence. VAWA 2000, also, creates a pilot program for safe custody exchange for families of domestic violence. Additionally, VAWA 2000 authorizes a number of studies on the effects of violence against women, creates a domestic violence task force, and includes changes in the federal criminal law relating to interstate stalking and immigration.

[pdf] CRS: Violence Against Women Act: History, Federal Funding, and Reauthorizing Legislation (March 19, 2003) (+)

On October 28, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 as Division B of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386). The original Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (P.L. 103-322), became law in 1994. VAWA 2000 reauthorizes VAWA though FY2005, sets new funding levels, and adds new programs.
VAWA 2000 reauthorizes most of the original ac’s programs and creates new grant programs to prevent sexual assaults on campuses, assist victims of violence with civil legal concerns, create transitional housing for victims of domestic abuse, and enhance protections for elderly and disabled victims of domestic violence. VAWA 2000, also, creates a pilot program for safe custody exchange for families of domestic violence. Additionally, VAWA 2000 authorizes a number of studies on the effects of violence against women, creates a domestic violence task force, and includes changes in the federal criminal law relating to interstate stalking and immigration.