Policy Announcement / Memoranda

Domestic Violence Awareness: Opportunities and TANF Resources for Prevention and Action

This 2014 memo from ACF provides domestic violence training, resources, and potential opportunities for collaboration between TANF agencies and their partners. Resources include information on TANF’s Family Violence Option, which allows states to establish a special program within TANF to serve victims of domestic violence. There is also information provided on assessing a family’s domestic violence history during TANF intake, and partnering with domestic violence shelter programs to provide training for human services staff. The memo ends with lists of domestic violence hotlines, webinars, culturally specific resources, and other national domestic violence resources.
Partner Resources
Special Populations
Domestic Violence Survivors
TANF Program Administration
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