Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Law and Legal Definition

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is a U.S. federal legislation that provides public awareness and prevention of family violence, services for domestic violence victims and their children. The Act also makes provisions for the training of local agencies who address the issue of maily violence.

The FVPSA was enacted in 1984 as Title lll of the Child Abuse Amendment, reauthorized and amended in 2010. The FVPSA is the single U.S. federal funding source dedicated to supporting life saving services provided by domestic violence programs, including emergency shelters, hotlines, transitional housing, counseling, legal services and many other vital services.