Last week, the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015 (A4078/S2686) was signed into law by Governor Christie, a monumental victory for survivors in New Jersey. NJCASA is still celebrating this huge step forward, and we would like to take a moment to thank the lead sponsors of this critical legislation.
“For many individuals, it is an everyday struggle to live knowing that someone can harm you. This is especially true for sexual assault survivors whose attackers are free and could potentially strike again,” said Senator Pou (D-Bergen, Passaic). “This is why this initiative is critical for victims seeking protection but who may find it difficult because of conditions under the rules as they existed,” said Senator Pou. “With this new law, protection will extend to all residents seeking restraining orders from assailants whether or not there is a pre-existing relationship, which will provide the legal support necessary to help prevent future attacks.”
Please join us in thanking Senator Pou for her tenacity and passion! Call or e-mail her office today expressing your appreciation for her commitment to survivors of sexual assault.