Riley Promotes Safe Havens Awareness

April 4, 2016

Representative Emmett D. Riley joins his legislative colleagues and staff at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich to highlight and promote Connecticut’s Safe Havens law, which gives a new mother an option to do the right thing and give her child the appropriate care that they need, if the parent cannot provide it.

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Juvenile Justice Reform Bills Go Forward

April 1, 2016

The Judiciary Committee approved legislation this week in an effort to reform the juvenile justice system. "It keeps us away from mass incarceration. It helps us find a way for young people to be rehabilitated and make contributions,” says Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the committee.

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Informational Forum on Human Trafficking

March 31, 2016

Today I spoke at a press conference and informational forum on how to address human trafficking in Connecticut. The forum was held by the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, along with the Judiciary, Public Safety and Security, and Children's Committees.

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Judiciary OKs Tong Bill Protecting Children

March 28, 2016

Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, applauds his committee’s approval of legislation intended to protect children from school personnel who have committed abuse or sexual misconduct in other school systems. For more, read this CT Post news story.

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