HBCU Students Acknowledged by The White House for
Leadership in Ending Violence Against Women
L-R Victoria Phifer, Vice President Joe Biden and Alize Beal.
Ending Violence Against Women student ambassadors Alize Beal and Victoria Phifer were selected by the Office of the Vice President to attend a reception at the home of Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden to honor the 16th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for their student leadership with Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW):
The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law. It was passed as Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 HR 3355 and signed as Public Law 103-322 by President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994. It provided $1.6 billion to enhance investigation and prosecution of the violent crime perpetrated against women, increased pre-trial detention of the accused, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted. VAWA was championed and originally drafted by then-Senator Biden in 1994 and focused on improving the criminal justice response to domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
-By HBCUBuzz Staff