Thursday, January 19, 2017

Trump Will Eliminate Grants to Stop Violence Against Women

The Trump Regime is going to press hard on cutting government spending. This will, of course, cause great damage not only to the economy but to valuable programs that protect people's rights and to programs that actually save lives. Now, if you think the optics of having a president being sued for sexual assault are bad, think again. This is a president who has bragged about sexually assaulting women, and his budget priorities are in line with efforts to make sure the Federal Government doesn't do anything to stop sexual assaults. 

One of the proposed cuts will eliminate grants from the Office of Violence Against Women at the Justice Department:

At the Department of Justice, the blueprint calls for eliminating the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Violence Against Women Grants and the Legal Services Corporation and for reducing funding for its Civil Rights and its Environment and Natural Resources divisions.

That means that all of this could go away:

Formula Grant Programs
STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program
Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program
State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program
Grants to Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program
Discretionary Grant Programs
Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies
Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program
Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence,  and Stalking Program
Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations
Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program
Grants to Support Families in the Justice System
Improving the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program (also known as Grants to Encourage Arrest and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program)
Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program
Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program
Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program
Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program
Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Program
Tribal Governments Program
Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program
Formerly Authorized Grant Programs
Court Training and Improvements Program^
Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program+
Grants to Assist Children and Youth Exposed to Violence Program+
Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program^
Services to Advocate for and Respond to Youth Grant Program+
Services, Training, Education and Policies to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking in Secondary Schools Grant Program+


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