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Since 1984 with the passage of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), FYSB’s Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services Prevention (or the FVPSA Program) has offered families impacted by domestic violence connections to safety & support.
FVPSA formula grants are used to coordinate and/or fund programs that provide shelter and supportive services – such as legal advocacy, support groups, and children’s counseling – to victims of domestic violence and their children.
Currently, the FVPSA Program awards formula grants to:
- States and territories,
- Tribes and tribal organizations, and
- State and territorial domestic violence coalitions.
- three culturally specific institutes that promote culturally relevant services for victims of domestic violence, their families, and communities;
- four special issue resource centers that provide specialized technical to improve the mental health, child protection and custody, criminal and civil justice, and health care systems’ response to domestic violence victims and their children;
- one national resource center on domestic violence; and
- one national Indian resource center to address domestic violence and safety for Indian women.
For more information about the FYSB and its work, visit http://www.acf.hhs.gov/ programs/fysb.