Month: October 2016

Expanded Joan’s Law Clears Another Hurdle, Passes Assembly Appropriations Committee

Great news out of Trenton this afternoon: A373 was passed unanimously through the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and is now one step closer to becoming law.  Congratulations to our good friend and advisor, Rosemarie D’Alessandro, for her tireless advocacy on behalf of our community.  Her daughter Joan’s legacy of love continues to flourish and live on through the works of the Joan’s Joy Foundation.

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Keep NJ Safe Executive Director Lisa Yakomin with Joan’s Joy Founder Rosemarie D’Alessandro

Read the full story about today’s committee hearing at


Expanded version of Joan’s Law to be heard this Thursday, 10/6/16

A373, the expanded version of Joan’s Law, will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 1pm.  The meeting will be held on the 4th floor of the State House Annex, Committee Room 11.

Another bill will also be heard at that time: A315, known as “Lisa’s Law”, which calls for the establishment of a pilot program to allow electronic monitoring in certain cases where a domestic violence order of protection has been in violated, and notification of the victim of the offenders whereabouts should they again violate the protective order. This bill appropriates $2.5 million for the pilot program. .