Tell Your Representatives: Don't Touch the VOCA Fund!
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed by the president this week, will remove $1.5 billion dollars from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fund. This money, comprised entirely of federal criminal fines and penalties (i.e. non taxpayer money) is used to fund victim service programs nationwide. The removal of this money will have devastating effects for programs across the United States.
This is one of the biggest funding crises our community has ever faced, and we need to act immediately.
Click below to be taken to the National Network to End Domestic Violence's website, where you'll be able to send letters to your representatives simply by entering your name.
June 16, 2015
NYS Legislators Say "Enough is Enough" to Sexual Assault on College Campuses
New York State legislators have said "Enough is Enough" and agreed on groundbreaking legislation that will address sexual assault on all college campuses statewide. The bill pulls from the SUNY Sexual Assault Policy, which was adopted last year, and includes a statewide definition of affirmative consent, requires all schools to present all students with a Student Bill of Rights, and sets rigorous sexual assault training requirements for students, staff and faculty. "This action is a major step forward to protect students from an issue that has been plaguing schools nationwide for far too long," Governor Cuomo said. For more information, click here.
New York State Child Victims Act
New York State remains one of the 5 worst states in the nation when it comes to the statute of limitations for reporting childhood sexual abuse. After the age of 23, survivors in New York State are unable to seek criminal or civil penalties as a result of their abuse.
Join CVTC and the Downstate Coalition for Crime Victims in supporting the Child Victims Act, which will eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for reporting childhood sexual abuse, and provide a one-year civil window allowing current survivors to seek justice in civil court.
For more information, visit nychildvictimsact.org
February 10, 2015
See CVTC's Google for Nonprofits Case Study Video!
Hot from the editing studio, view Google for Nonprofits' video case study of CVTC, featuring CVTC Director Susan Xenarios and Assistant Director Christopher Bromson.
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