July 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall’s legislation, SB 1053, to resolve any confusion about how long a victim of childhood sexual abuse has to file a claim against a public entity and seek justice through the civil courts, was ratified today by Governor Brown.

“Since many abusers manage to escape prosecution,’’ Beall said, “the ability of victims to file a civil case should be protected and serve as a deterrent to the perpetuation of abuse by those who would shield the abusers from justice.’’

July 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – When a child moves through the placement process in dependency court, Court Appointed Special Advocates stand by the child to protect their best interests and provide recommendations that best serve the child’s needs.

Yet these advocates are not required to participate in one of the most crucial junctures in the placement process -- family team meetings that include the child and parents, child welfare personnel as well as counselors, extended family, friends, and others.

June 15, 2018

CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, issued this statement regarding draft recommendations by the Joint Legislative Subcommittee to eliminate sexual harassment in the Legislature:

June 14, 2018

CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement on the budget passed by the Legislature today: