Mar 18, 2022
On March 16, President Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 (VAWA), bipartisan legislation passed by Congress as part of the Omnibus appropriations package. It remains law until 2027.
“IACLEA fully supports this legislation, which has made a number of improvements to the current law to better meet the needs of victims and survivors of gender-based violence,” said IACLEA President Patrick Ogden. “For example, we appreciate that the bill includes provisions to develop and strengthen campus policies, protocols, and services to more effectively identify and respond to crimes of domestic violence,” he added.
For a summary on what the current VAWA entails, click here.
VAWA provides law enforcement with effective tools to respond to the devastating crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. VAWA includes support for trauma-informed responses by law enforcement. Their resources on this topic can enhance law enforcement’s understanding of survivors’ responses and behavior to better support victims, conduct more effective interviews, and hold perpetrators accountable.
IACLEA continues to offer its highly rated gender-based violence prevention training, such as the “Sexual Assault on Campus: A Trauma Informed Response.” For more information on this course, as well as additional classes, contact Director of Education & Leadership Development Josh Bronson.