[Vision2020] Fw: CRAPO SEES CONSENSUS ON ABUSE, CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS
thansen at moscow.com
Wed Apr 18 15:26:37 PDT 2007
Yes. Yes. Yes.
That all READS very nicely. How about some action?
All of this after the fact "We really must do something" ice cooler talk
doesn't accomplish anything.
Where were these people (and you, Mr. Falen) when our state legislature
denied abused spouses the right to an anonymous address out of the state
Attorney General's office?
Or was that too close to home and too close to election day?
"We're a town of about 23,000 with 10,000 college students. The college
students are not very active in local elections (thank goodness!)."
- Dale Courtney (March 28, 2007)
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Tom and others
You may find this of interest.
From: "Crapo News Release \(Crapo\)" newsclips at crapo.senate.gov
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 14:26:19 -0700
Subject: CRAPO SEES CONSENSUS ON ABUSE, CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Susan Wheeler (202) 224-5150
April 18, 2007
Lindsay Nothern (208) 344-1108
CRAPO SEES CONSENSUS ON ABUSE, CRIME
Notes upcoming neighborhood crime summit in Idaho
Washington, DC - Prospects for funding to continue critical programs to
fight domestic violence and provide for child protection and crime
prevention have improved for the coming year, according to Idaho Senator
Mike Crapo. Crapo, who has been a national leader in ongoing efforts
against family and domestic violence in Congress, has partnered with a
bipartisan group of Senators seeking ongoing funding for programs, like
the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Adam Walsh Child
Protection and Safety Act.
"It is appropriate to discuss the funding for programs under the Adam
Walsh Act as Congress has designated April to be National Child Abuse
Prevention Month," Crapo said. "Of course, Idahoans have also seen the
dangers and the human costs left by the damage of violent sexual
predators right here in our own state.
"For more than a decade, VAWA has directed comprehensive federal funding
to programs that provide crisis intervention, prevention, education and
rehabilitation services to victims and perpetrators of family and
domestic violence of any gender," said Crapo. "I strongly support VAWA
and its programs that work to reduce and eliminate sexual violence and
abuse in Idaho and across the nation."
The Adam Walsh Act, named for a young man murdered by a sexual predator,
finds and tracks sex offenders and strengthens the penalties facing
convicted child molesters. It includes funding for the Rape Abuse
Incest National Network (RAINN) that operates a national rape crisis
hotline and provides funding to fifteen rape crisis centers across
Idaho. It also includes funding for the Crime Prevention Campaign,
which supports the familiar McGruff the Crime Dog and Neighborhood Watch
Programs, to name a few. The Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA)
contains funding for private and public response and Child Advocacy
Centers, located in Idaho in Boise, Pocatello, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls,
Nampa and Coeur d'Alene. Current statistics indicate that once every
three minutes a child in Idaho is abused; funding for these critical
rescue and resource centers must be maintained.
Crapo and several Senators are seeking renewed funding for VAWA, the
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, and the Victims of Child
Abuse Act. The Adam Walsh Act, passed in 2006, incorporated funding for
RAINN and the Crime Prevention Campaign and funds Big Brothers/Big
Sisters and Police Athletic League programs, electronic monitoring of
sex offenders, juvenile treatment and other programs. The requests came
in formal letters to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate
Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations
Crapo also noted the funding contained for the National Crime Prevention
Council under the Adam Walsh legislation is directly responsible for
fighting crime at the neighborhood level. The Council will sponsor the
Treasure Valley Neighborhood Watch Summit scheduled for April 21st, at
Meridian's Marriot Courtyard Hotel, 1789 S. Eagle Road, from 8:00 a.m.
to 3:15 p.m. The workshop is designed to bring together neighborhood
watch and home owner association leaders with local law enforcement
officials and others to discuss ways to prevent crime at the
Crapo, the author of teen dating violence prevention legislation in
Congress, is recognized as a congressional leader by the National
Network to End Domestic Violence, National Center for Victims of Crimes,
the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and others.
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