In January 2014, Connie Neal, the Executive Director of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV), discussed concerns raised by the office that administers the federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)1 Program. FVPSA is a key federal funding source for local domestic violence services and support for victims and their children throughout the United States and six U.S. territories. Neal requested a study be undertaken to discover how other states supported local programs that provide services for victims of domestic violence and their children. She was also interested in what sources and amounts of funding were being awarded in those states. Other relevant information was also sought in order to fully understand leadership for addressing domestic violence in selected states and how they secure funds, administer grant programs and oversee local domestic violence emergency shelter and other services. Further, it was requested that information be gathered about the role of the state coalition and the philosophy of services and support for victims and their children in those states.
The intention of this report is to assist the NYSCADV by gleaning insight about the orientation, structure, philosophy and funding for services and support for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Follow this link to access the full Domestic Abuse Grant Programs and Practices in Nine States report.