OLYMPIA – Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault will gain crucial protections and supports, and abusers will be held more accountable, if four bills passed unanimously by the Senate become law. SB 5180, passed today, would make it easier for survivors to wipe off their record sentences they received for offenses that were the result of being a victim of sex trafficking, domestic violence or sexual assault. “Traditionally our justice system has not done a good job in understanding the trauma of survivors,” said Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond), the bill’s sponsor. “This bill is about helping survivors reclaim their lives and move forward in a positive way.” SB 5183, also passed today, would address domestic violence strangulation. Survivors of ...Read More
About Sen. Annette Cleveland
Access to housing, a quality education, affordable health care and family-wage jobs helps build strong, healthy communities. Annette views these pillars as her top priorities, and believes they are best addressed through a balanced approach that starts with education and follows through with good jobs, not just for those in the 49th District but in communities across the state.
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