PCADV Applauds Senator Casey for Introduction of Bill to Reauthorize Family Violence Prevention and Services Act

July 25, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) applauds U.S. Senator Bob Casey for introduction of legislation to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA). 

“Senator Casey continues to be a champion for survivors of domestic violence and their families,” said Susan Higginbotham, PCADV’s Chief Executive Officer. “Introduction of S.2259 is further confirmation of his steadfast commitment to ensuring that all survivors have access to vital services and programs.” 

FVPSA was first passed into law in 1984 and supports direct services to survivors and their families, including underserved populations, American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and territories.  

The local domestic violence programs in Pennsylvania that receive FVPSA funding are able to provide critical shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy, among many other services and programs, to victims seeking a path to safety.    

“It cannot be overstated,” added Higginbotham. “Local domestic violence programs save lives and FVPSA is crucial to keeping essential services funded. Survivors must trust that when they need help, the resources they need will be available to them.”