Public Policy Initiative

The WOCN Public Policy Initiative serves to monitor and respond to legislation and public policy affecting domestic violence and communities of color. As a part of our initiative, WOCN engages in policy advocacy trainings, ensures advocates and professionals are informed of relevant legislation, and works in partnership with national organizations and coalitions to develop and advance nationwide policy efforts.

Public Policy Initiative key issues:

  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 2005
  • Family Violence Prevention Services Act
  • International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA)
  • Violence Against Women Act current reauthorization (2011)