SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation introduced by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, to bring awareness to the devastating effects of domestic violence passed out of the House Human Services Committee last week.
“Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects families in every community,” Mason said. “In order to help end domestic abuse, we must speak up and bring awareness to the impact it has on all aspects of a victim’s life.”
Mason’s House Resolution 167 designates October 2019 as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to support and commend the efforts of people and organizations who dedicate their lives to helping victims break free of abusive relationships. Mason also passed another measure, House Resolution 89, out of committee this week that will help bring awareness to the financial aspect of domestic abuse and calls for better laws and policies to be created to help victims of financial abuse.
“Creating legislation that helps us have discussions on domestic violence and how to address it is an important step in ending the devastation that so many face as a result of abusive relationships,” Mason said. “I am committed to protecting victims and preventing future violence, and these measures will help legislators create policies that do just that.”