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Advocating for Survivors of Violence

Safe Horizon helps survivors of crime and abuse move from crisis to confidence by providing direct services to help them heal and rebuild their lives. In addition to assisting those who have experienced violence and abuse, we advocate for sound policies, sufficient resources and increased awareness of the issues facing our clients.

The Violence Against Women Act 2018 Reauthorization

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a federal program first passed in 1994 that helps communities to address domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Today, VAWA funding helps support Safe Horizon’s life-changing work impacting thousands of survivors of each year.

VAWA is now up for reauthorization. Learn how you can help advocate for this important legislation to be reauthorized.

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Federal Budget and Support for Programs that Help Victims

Safe Horizon touches the lives of approximately 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year.

The federal budget includes funding that organizations like ours rely on to provide support to survivors of crime and abuse and help them heal. Possible cuts in the federal budget would set back thousands of survivors we help every day.

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Justice for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

In New York State, adult survivors of child sexual abuse have until the age of 23 to hold those responsible for the abuse accountable in a court of law. Abusers should not be able to simply run out the clock. Support reforms to the statute of limitations in New York State for cases of child sexual abuse now.

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