FVPSA Statue, Regulations, and Guidance
Below are links to the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), codified under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. § 10401 -10414); the FVPSA Final Regulation, effective as of January 3, 2017; and additional guidance from the FVPSA Program in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
For over 30 years, FVPSA has supported community-driven solutions to addressing domestic violence, promoting violence prevention education, and organizing a network of programs and services to respond to domestic violence victims across the U.S., territories and tribes. The Final Rule better prevents and protects survivors of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence by clarifying that all survivors must have access to services and programs funded under the FVPSA. More specifically, the rule enhances accessibility and non-discrimination provisions, clarifies confidentiality rules, promotes coordination among community-based organizations, State Domestic Violence Coalitions, States, and Tribes, as well as incorporates new discretionary grant programs.