ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Senator Janet Howell was honored to be named National Child Advocate of 2006 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Janet is the Senate leader in preventing family violence and child abuse. Her efforts let to Virginia's Megan's Law and put information about violent sex offenders on the Internet. Because of her anti-stalking and sexual assault ills, The Washington Post called Janet "a leader in efforts to toughen laws dealing with sex crimes." The Virginia Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the Virginia Sheriffs Association, and the Chiefs of Police have all called her Senator of the Year. Jim and Sarah Brady endorsed her because of her leadership for reasonable gun control.
Protecting children and families extends from public safety to health care too. Janet fought for autisism coverage for Virginia families. For years, Janet fought health insurance companies to extend coverage to children with autism. To clearn more about Janet's work for children with autism, click here to download a brochure.