PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES
The Vermont Children’s Alliance legislative initiatives align with those of The National Children’s Alliance, including:
Supporting the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs)—and demonstrating Congressional support for these vital services—through full funding of the Victims of Child Abuse Act.
Ensuring that abused children receive the services they need through restoring and increasing funding for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), which funds the Crime Victims Fund.
Ensuring CACs have funding alternatives to weather the current cuts in VOCA funding over the next two to three years.
Supporting the work of CACs by ensuring that CACs have the support and resources they need to serve victims of human trafficking by bringing attention to the issue on a national level.
Supporting legislation to not only better protect against child abuse, but to also provide needed trauma-informed care for children exposed to violence.
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Learn more about what we do and see our impact in our 2021 annual report found here.