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Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Governor Baker signs legislation requiring preservation of sexual assault evidence Posted on Oct 25

Governor Baker signs legislation requiring preservation of sexual assault evidence

After signing H. 4364, An Act relative to the preservation of evidence for victims of rape and sexual assault, Governor Baker handed the pen he used to Amanda Nguyen. Nguyen is the president and founder of Rise, an organization that advocates for the rights of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker signs legislation requiring preservation of sexual assault evidence

Lt. Governor Polito recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, awards $2.8 million to combat violence against women Posted on Oct 17

Lt. Governor Polito recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, awards $2.8 million to combat violence against women

Recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Undersecretary of Law Enforcement Jennifer Queally, members of the the Governor Baker’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, legislators, and advocates at a Statehouse event awarding nearly $3 million in grants to combat   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, awards $2.8 million to combat violence against women

Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention Posted on Oct 3

Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention

On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Public Safety Secretary Daniel Bennett, Education Secretary Jim Peyser, UMass President Marty Meehan, and Attorney General Maura Healey to talk about and spur action on sexual assaults and “active shooter” situations on campuses across Massachusetts. “I am proud that Massachusetts has   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention

Lt. Governor Polito Announces New State Police Unit, DCF Policies Targeting Human Trafficking Posted on Apr 6

Lt. Governor Polito Announces New State Police Unit, DCF Policies Targeting Human Trafficking

On Tuesday, April 5, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced new policies in targeting human trafficking throughout the Commonwealth, working in cooperation with Massachusetts State Police and Department of Children and Families (DCF). The new policies include the creation of Massachusetts State   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito Announces New State Police Unit, DCF Policies Targeting Human Trafficking

Re-Launching the Governor’s Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Posted on Apr 27

Re-Launching the Governor's Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito, joined by Attorney General Maura Healey, unveiled an executive order to re-launch the Governor’s Council to address sexual assault and domestic violence. The executive order elevates the council to the Governor’s Office and names Lt. Governor Karyn Polito as the   …Continue Reading Re-Launching the Governor’s Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence