Resources, crime prevention and education for our most vulnerable

 

“The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth.”

~ Jimmy Carter

 

Washington has a decent record of meeting the needs of women and families, but we can do better. Often times, when we neglect to put enough funds to get the job done, we end up making the problem worse or more expensive and people suffer. Protecting children and victims is our first priority of care in a community. We need to make sure that we are meeting that standard of care and evaluating the budget with a “stitch in time” mentality in order to continue servicing those in need without creating further financial burden in the state and its tax payers. Preventative measure through counseling and education DO work. The best money we can send in most instances is on prevention, not only to reduce the problem, but to reduce the expense of managing the aftermath.

We need to properly fund these problems so we are lessening the long-term damage that is being created which ultimately costs society more money and our victims or foster children more quality of life.