Senator Joan Huffman Receives the Vision Award from the Texas Advocacy Project

Senator Joan Huffman Receives the Vision Award from the Texas Advocacy Project

Austin    On Saturday, State Senator Joan Huffman (SD17), received the Texas Advocacy Project’s “Vision Award” for her work to end domestic violence. Throughout the years, Senator Huffman has authored and sponsored multiple bills aimed at providing protections for survivors. Most recently she sponsored House Bill 281. Now current law, the bill directed and provided funds to the Department of Public Safety to establish an electronic tracking system to track the location and status of sexual assault evidence kits statewide.

“From her time as a prosecutor and criminal judge, she has been a long-time partner in advocating against family violence and sexual assault. For all of these reasons, we are thrilled to honor a truly visionary leader, Senator Joan Huffman.”- Texas Advocacy Project

The Texas Advocacy Project works to prevent domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking throughout Texas through free legal services, access to the justice system, and education. Its attorneys, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors are committed to realizing the vision that all Texans live safely in hope, not fear.

“I want to thank the Texas Advocacy Project for their work to improve the lives of countless victims of abuse”, said Senator Huffman. “I promise that I will continue doing my part to make our communities safer, to provide much-needed services for victims of abuse, and to pass tough legislation targeted at abusers and traffickers”.

Rachael Tison