REP. DANNY K. DAVIS APPLAUDS THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR PROVIDING GRANTS TO PROTECT WOMEN AND CHILDREN

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September 30, 2021
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CHICAGO - Rep. Danny K. Davis whole-heartedly acknowledged the 30th anniversary of the “Violence Against Women Act” while applauding the U.S. Department of Justice for providing millions of dollars in grants to protect women and children in Illinois.

Davis said about the “Violence Against Women Act,” “While VAWA secured many transformative safeties, there remains much work to do to ensure the protection of all women.  Unfortunately, one in three women today have experienced sexual and domestic violence and even higher rates for women of color and women from marginalized communities.” 

Today the U. S. Department of Justice announced funding for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to support the “Sex Offender and Registration Notification Act.”  The program is designed to protect children and adults from sexual exploitation and violent crime, prevent child abuse and child pornography and promote public safety. In addition, this program will allow public officials to keep track of convicted sex offenders by establishing a national system for the registration and notification of those offenders.

Davis said, “The SORNA program will keep our children and families safe from harm.  Over the years, experts have noted that these types of programs work to identify human threats to women and children where ever they are.”

In addition, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women awarded a grant to the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center in response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  Davis continued, “It is vitally important that our women and children, and anyone which experience domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are protected. Unfortunately, there are too many creeps out there just waiting to prey.”