It has long been known that the ability of a survivor of violence to be economically secure is fundamental to that survivor’s safety. Every action taken – and opportunity to act that is not taken– by STOP administrators or subgrantees to protect survivors has direct and predictable consequences on the economic security of survivors. Criminal justice systems, service providers, and policy makers have the tools and ability to ensure that survivors are protected from the full range of damage and harm that violence perpetrated against them causes. Adopting practices and methods within the STOP Grant program that secure economic justice for survivors will not only provide them with the ability to meet basic needs and avoid immediate physical danger, but also opens the door to rebuild their lives and achieve real and lasting financial independence from the perpetrator for themselves and their children.