Assembly Passes Cooley’s Legislation to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

(Sacramento) – On a bipartisan 76-0 vote Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s (D-Rancho Cordova) legislation to prevent child sexual abuse, Assembly Bill 883, has been approved by the State Assembly. AB 883 helps protect California’s children by creating a pilot program in up to three counties to specifically address child sexual abuse prevention. “Childhood sexual abuse is devastating to the victims and the victims’ family,” said Assemblyman Cooley. “Often, children who are sexually abused have physical and mental health issues long into their adult lives. By putting resources at the local level into community collaboration and prevention, we have the chance to make a difference in the lives of California’s children before they become victims to sexual abuse.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.