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School Safety

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE FROM GANGS, DRUGS, AND GUNS

As a parent, Tom is dedicated to making our schools safer. He’s written laws to help prevent sexual assault and other crimes against children and to combat bullying. And he continues to work to keep kids safe from gangs, drugs and guns.

  • Tom helped create the largest system of after-school programs in the nation, which now reach 4,000 schools throughout California.

  • Tom wrote the Sherrice Iverson Child Victim Protection Act to require witnesses to report sexual or violent crimes against children under 14.

  • Tom wrote legislation to help schools work with local law enforcement to develop school safety plans.

  • And Tom is backing legislation to require teachers and school employees to receive regular training on detecting and reporting child abuse.