Discretionary Programs

Photograph of a smiling family.Each year, FYSB funds a range of discretionary programs coordinated by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program. These programs aim to:

  • Improve the prevention and intervention of domestic violence, dating violence and family violence
  • Enhance available support and resources for victims and their children
  • Ensure that services are accessible
  • Foster practice changes within the domestic violence field
  • Support research and data collection on the incidence of domestic violence, dating violence and family violence
  • Enhance public awareness of issues related to domestic violence including the life-time health impact, advocacy within culturally specific communities, and the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment
  • Enhance services for children exposed to domestic violence
  • Expand leadership opportunities in the domestic violence field for people from underrepresented groups

Past initiatives have worked to:

  • Improve coordination of services for runaway and homeless youth experiencing dating violence
  • Eliminate barriers to service for victims of domestic violence with mental health and trauma issues as well as other specialized needs

For more information, please see the list of current discretionary grant projects.

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