Policy and Advocacy
DCVLP uses its one-on-one experience with victims and at-risk children to advocate for better policies, legislation, and increased funding. We are active members of a number of local groups including:
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Click to read the Intrafamily Offenses and Anti-Stalking Orders Amendment Act of 2018, a bill we worked on with the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence. We will testify in support of the bill on June 21, 2018.
DC City Council hearing in support of amendments to the Intrafamily Offenses Act to improve civil laws for victims (06/21/2018) – Karen Barker Marcou, Lorraine Holmes
DC City Council hearing in support of increasing OVS 2019 budget (04/13/2018) – Jackie Love-Baker
Click on the links below to see or listen to our City Council testimony.
DCVLP Testimony for OVS Oversight Hearing 020718
DCVLP Testimony for City Fund 11117
DCVLP Testimony for 2018 Budget Oversight Hearing 41217
DCVLP Testimony re: CFSA 2016