League of Women Voters Presents The State of the State: Sexual Violence

League of Women Voters of BH, NP, & Summit

Submitted by Susan Ferris Rights

The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit (LWVBHNPS) is pleased announce a public presentation, The State of the State: Sexual Violence in New Jersey on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. This will be presented by Patricia Teffenhart, Executive Director of NJCASA (the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault).

Under the leadership of Executive Director Patricia Teffenhart, NJCASA has a record of success, including expansion of the sexual assault forensic evidence timeline; successfully advocating for the passing of the Sexual Assault Survivors Protection Act of 2015, which increased access to protective orders for survivors of sexual violence; creating and Co-Chairing the Governor’s appointed Campus Sexual Assault Task Force; mandating regular training for law enforcement; closing loopholes in the hiring practices of school employees to protect our children from sexual predators; expanding New Jersey’s civil statute of limitations for sexual assault; and increasing appropriations for sexual violence services in the New Jersey State Budget by over 733%.

This event will be held at the DeCorso Community Center, 15 E 4th Street, New Providence, NJ, starting at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all members of the public. For further information, please call the League of Women Voters at 908-294-7004.

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