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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 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

In Brief: ALS ONE plate, Nashoba Valley Winery, youth residential center, protections for people with disabilities Posted on Sep 30

In Brief: ALS ONE plate, Nashoba Valley Winery, youth residential center, protections for people with disabilities

New ALS ONE license plate launched Flanked by a mock-up of a new charitable Massachusetts license plate, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito joined leaders in ALS research and care from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the unity and commitment to work together to expedite   …Continue Reading In Brief: ALS ONE plate, Nashoba Valley Winery, youth residential center, protections for people with disabilities

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

Our Week: New England Governors Energy Summit, Remembering the Armenian Genocide, Opening Day in Dorchester, and Combating Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Posted on May 1

Last Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker traveled to Connecticut to meet with the other New England governors to discuss the energy needs of the region. Governor Baker also participated in a ceremony at the State House commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. On Saturday,   …Continue Reading Our Week: New England Governors Energy Summit, Remembering the Armenian Genocide, Opening Day in Dorchester, and Combating Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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