Last week the Senate passed an amendment to the FY 2009 Budget Resolution. The amendment was introduced by U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE).
Senator Biden’s “amendment would add $100 million to the funding allocation for VAWA programs, which are administered by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.”
In addition, the amendment will “provide a much-needed funding boost to programs that will train more police officers, judges, and prosecutors, expand transitional housing for victims, improve services for battered women in rural areas and Indian land, launch prevention programs aimed at boys and young men and much more.”
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