On Wednesday, April 11, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will present SB 1456, the Sexual Abuse-Free Education (SAFE) Act, in the Senate Education Committee, advocating for reforms that will better protect students from educators guilty of sex abuse who jump from school to school.
He will be joined by Chelsea Burkett, a victim of sex abuse by an educator at Los Angeles-area private schools, whose story was profiled on ABC’s Nightline. Also testifying in support is Kathryn Leehane, a victim who has led efforts to shine light on sex abuse perpetrated by an educator at Presentation High School in San Jose. Her opinion piece was published by the Washington Post.
SB 1456 is supported by S.E.S.A.M.E., Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, & Exploitation. More information on the SAFE Act is available here.
Presentation of SB 1456 in the Senate Education Committee
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Hearing begins at 9 a.m.
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga)
Chelsea Burkett – Victim of sex abuse by educator at L.A.-area schools.
- Profiled on ABC’s Nightline
Kathryn Leehane – Victim of sex abuse by educator at Presentation High School.
- Op-ed published in Washington Post
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