Safer Communities

Since taking office in 2007, Ellen Jaffee has introduced and cosponsored laws that make our communities safer. Following is a partial list of these laws and what they do:

  • Give sex assault victims easier access to the life-saving medicine that prevents HIV/AIDs. This law was authored by Ellen and signed into law in 2012.
  • Protect domestic violence victims while cracking down on repeat offenders.
  • Create a safe and secure learning environment for all students, by prohibiting cyber-bullying.
  • Crack down on human trafficking
  • Cut down DWI accidents and substance abuse: Leandra‚Äôs Law imposes some of the strongest penalties in the nation for DWI; In addition, Ellen wrote a law that focuses on prevention for substance abuse among women, by making it easier for women to get access to treatment.
  • Make the internet safe for our children by punishing internet predators.
  • Prevent sexual predators from living among us without strict supervision.
  • Ellen authored a resolution, which called for the federal reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
  • Keep pedestrians especially seniors safe with Safe Streets for seniors.
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