Every person deserves to live a life free from violence and abuse.
Domestic violence effects individuals in our community - regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, or religion. We can break the silence.
In the Utah Legislature, I'll promote:
Developing and keeping up-to-date anti-bullying, anti-discrimination, and internet safety programs in public education.
Policies creating a culture where domestic and sexual violence are not tolerated.
Educating children to recognize physical and sexual abuse, engaging children to learn safety strategies and empowering children to report abuse.
Ensuring all children under the age of 18 have access to public resources including housing, if they are abandoned by their families for any reason.
Did you know?
In Utah, 39.6% of women and 19.6% of men report experiencing physical violence, rape, and/or stalking in their lifetimes.
Approximately one intimate partner-homicide is committed every month in Utah.
Every year approximately 80 Utah children witness the murder or attempted murder of their mother.
In Utah, 1 in 10 children in Utah will be sexually abused before they turn 18.
In Utah, both boys and girls are sexually abused almost equally. Statistics indicate that 54% of reported child sexual abuse victims are girls and 46% are boys.
90% of the time a child will be abused by someone in their circle of trust, not a stranger.
Child sexual abuse costs Utah taxpayers approximately $1 billion annually.