The program helps victims and their families by paying for a variety of expenses, such as, medical and counseling expenses, loss of earnings, loss of support, stolen cash, relocation, funeral, or crime scene cleanup. PCADV can provide school personnel, parents and other interested people with training, technical assistance and resources about dating violence, developing a school policy, and research-based curricula, and how dating violence must be addressed in our schools, homes and communities.
A victim of crime can apply for this assistance with help from a victim advocate at a local Victim Service Program or by filing a claim online. At the federal level, PCADV’s primary legislative goals are to: Fully fund the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)Reauthorize and fully fund the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)Protect and increase the cap on the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)The federal appropriations process can be complicated, and the timeline for advocating on these federal legislative goals depends on where Congress is in the process Congress at any particular time.
The goal of the Jen & Dave Program is to protect Pennsylvania’s children by making it easier for parents to obtain criminal information about other people involved in their child custody case.
Grants for Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services Senate Bill 71 of 1981 is the law that first authorized the Commonwealth to make grants for domestic violence and rape crisis services. or Act 66 of 2005 is the state law that provides for Protection From Abuse (PFA) Orders to safeguard victims and their children from a family or household member who is abusing them.
It is the only federal funding source dedicated solely to domestic violence services and programs.