INDIANAPOLIS—State Senator Frank Mrvan (D-Hammond) will reintroduce a proposal authored last year that would provide for the prevention of sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking in postsecondary institutions.

“I have always been and will continue to be a strong advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence,” Sen. Mrvan said. “This past session, I authored Senate Enrolled Act 355 which requires the Department of Education to assist with the implementation of child abuse and child sexual abuse education programs and reporting policies. I’m proud that this legislation was signed by the governor in April and has already begun helping children in Indiana.”

During the 2019 session, Sen. Mrvan will bring language back from his 2018 proposal in conjunction with his involvement with the No More Secrets campaign. This campaign started in Lake County’s North Township as a way to bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse and has already prompted over 70 children to come forward and report sexual abuse claims. In 2019, No More Secrets will expand to Indiana college campuses.

“With my involvement in the successful No More Secrets campaign, along with bringing back legislation from last year, I will continue to fight for uniform policy on Indiana college campuses when it comes to sexual violence and advocate for the rights of all victims,” Sen. Mrvan said.

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Mrvan represents Indiana Senate District 1 which includes portions of Lake County. District 1 communities include Hammond, Munster, Highland, Dyer, Schererville and Griffith as well as two precincts in Crown Point. For more information on Sen. Mrvan his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.IN.gov/S1.

A photo of Sen. Frank Mrvan can be downloaded at: https://www.indianasenatedemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Senator-Mrvan.jpg