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

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.