Phase Four Funding Must Include Domestic Violence Protections

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As the government plans Phase 4 of stimulus relief, it is important that Congress address the needs of our nation’s most vulnerable populations: domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. (Ars Technica)

As the federal government plans Phase 4 of stimulus relief to stem the triage caused by the coronavirus, it is important that Congress address the needs of our nation’s most vulnerable populations with appropriate resources and economic support.

One of these populations is domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, especially since staying at home increases the likelihood of this type of violence and abuse.

Programs and organizations serving these survivors are experiencing more requests for their services; a survey by the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) revealed that 40 percent of programs that help survivors have seen a rise in demand of…

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