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How has the Violence Against Women Act helped both victims of domestic violence and human services delivery? Make sure to name specific examples within your discussion. How has the revised act...

How has the Violence Against Women Act helped both victims of domestic violence and human services delivery? Make sure to name specific examples within your discussion. How has the revised act extended protection to gay/lesbian individuals, native Americans, and immigrants? From the resources within the unit and your research what areas are lacking within services aimed at domestic violence? Are there services aimed at diverse populations of people including those who may be coming from marginalized areas, have a distrust of governmental functions, are in a same-sex relationship, or are male victims?

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The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was enacted on September 13, 1994, to offer assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Although it was originally put into place to protect women, it has been revised several times throughout the years to provide protection to other populations such as males, immigrants, children, and the LGBTQ community. The VAWA was reauthorized in April 2019 to include transgender individuals.

The VAWA has provided several programs and services to communities across the nation. These services include victim assistance programs, providing financial assistance for victims to relocate to escape their abusers and find housing, childcare, and career programs. There are also programs available to immigrant victims and programs tailored to victims of certain ethnicities, with special programs for Native American victims. Domestic violence prevention programs are available to every state, and they offer free counseling and legal aid to...

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