Policies, laws and how the criminal justice system enforces them have direct and unavoidable consequences for survivors’ economic security. Though addressing the economic needs of survivors has historically been the role of social service organizations, policy makers and the justice system have the tools and ability to protect survivors from the range of harm and financial damage that violence perpetrated against them causes. Adopting policies and practices that secure economic justice for survivors will not only help them avoid immediate physical danger and meet basic needs, but also open the door to achieving lasting independence from the offender.