03.07.06

House Passes Bill to Protect Children and Reduce Crime

Washington, D.C. – The House today passed H.R. 4472, the Children’s Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act.  This bill includes provisions from several measures that have already seen action by the House, including the Children’s Safety Act to get tough on sex offenders, a court protection bill, and a bill to stop gang activity in our communities.

“There is no greater resource we have than our kids,” said Schiff, who is the father of two young children.  “The action we are taking today will help prevent a parent’s worst nightmare – that harm could come to their children.”

Several important measures authored by Rep. Adam Schiff are included:

  • Lifetime electronic monitoring for released sex offenders, especially for repeat offenders.
  • Improved technology training for law enforcement to stop internet crime against children.
  • Court protection grants to states and localities to help protect our courtrooms.
  • Strengthen U.S. Marshals protection to stop violence against court personnel.
  • Analyze new measures necessary to solve more homicide cases by improving investigations of hard-to-solve cases, particularly those involving missing persons and unidentified human remains.
  • G.R.E.A.T. Act provisions supporting anti-gang programs in schools similar to the D.A.R.E. program to combat drug use.

Congressman Schiff is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch and a member of the House Judiciary Committee.  He is also a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles.  He represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.