Issue Brief 13-08
March 20, 2013

On March 7, 2013, the president signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA; P.L. 113-4). This legislation reauthorizes various programs targeting domestic violence, including the Services-Training-Officers-Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women formula grant program, from fiscal year (FY) 2014 through FY 2018. P.L. 113-4 generally reduces the authorization levels for VAWA grants to states with the exception of a slight increase for the Safe Haven program. The law also adds nondiscrimination provisions. This brief summarizes those provisions in the new law that affect state grants.