Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Children’s League of Massachusetts presented me with their Legislator of the Year award today at a State House ceremony. Celebrated as part of their “Superheroes” for kids campaign they also donned me with a red cape, a first for me.

The CLM recognized my legislative work to pass “Jessica’s Law” which created stronger protections for children from child sexual predators, as well as my work on juvenile court jurisdiction. This session I worked with the League on a bill to ban unregulated and undocumented adoptions, often facilitated through on line ads, a dangerous process known as re-homing.

CLM works with more than 80 non-profits in the state to advocate for children and their families.

Sue Todd, President & CEO at Pathways for Children

Matt Stone, Executive Director of Youth Villages for Mass. and New Hampshire