The Controversial Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

By August 1, 2012

The original Violence Against Women Act of 1994, penned by then-Senator Joe Biden (D-Del.), allocated money for grant programs to state, local, and Indian tribal governments to 
expand protections and services and enhance law enforcement support to female victims of violence. Subsequent reauthorizations expanded protections for immigrant victims of abuse, sexual assault survivors, dating violence victims, and underserved populations...