|Public Policy from the National Network to End Domestic Violence|
• Urge the U.S. Congress to fully fund the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), raise the Victims of Crime Act(VOCA) Fund cap, and protect the balance of the VOCA Fund!
Senate Bills and Assembly Bills related to Domestic Violence legislation:
• Assembly Bill 2169
Deletes the January 1, 2008 sunset provision for the Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence and Stalking program, thus making it a permanent program administered by the Secretary of State. That program, part of the Safe at Home project, allows victims of domestic violence or stalking to use an alternative address on public records to retain their anonymity.
• Senate Bill 1062
Extends California's Confidential Address Program for Victims of Domestic Violence and Stalking (CalCAP) eligibility to include victims of sexual assault, in addition to victims of domestic violence and stalking. Also Defines "sexual assault" as an act or attempt made punishable by specified sections of the Penal Code.
• Senate Bill 1743
Waives the public notice requirement for domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking victims enrolled in the Safe At Home program who are petitioning the court for a name change.