On Duty with Amy McGrath

Episode One

Episode One

The Violence Against Women Act: Why Hasn’t it Been Reauthorized?

April 02, 2020

**Trigger warning: This podcast episode includes discussion of difficult topics such as sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence that may be triggering to survivors.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides law enforcement with better resources to investigate cases of rape; supplies colleges with effective tools to educate students about dating violence and sexual assault; and helps fund all of Kentucky’s rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters. So why hasn’t it been reauthorized? In this episode, Amy discusses the impact of VAWA with a survivor and an advocate from Kentucky.


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