Tougher punishments for human traffickers
Sarah Davis helped to pass legislation that increased penalties for those involved in human trafficking or who commit sexual offenses against children.
Providing support for rescued victims
Sarah Davis fought for legislation to help victims put their lives back together. She authored a new law, now in effect, that protects the privacy of a victim’s identity. She also supported legislation that established a juvenile board to provide assistance, treatment, and rehabilitation to victimized children.
Human trafficking preparedness and prevention
Sarah Davis has consistently helped to pass legislation to keep the Human Trafficking Task Force alive, and to increase public awareness through public health and education initiatives. These initiatives are dragging this atrocity out of the shadows and helping to eliminate it from our community.
Justice for victims of sexual assault
Sarah Davis was an author of legislation to provide new grant funds to more quickly process the backlog of untested rape kits.
Sarah has received the following awards on behalf of her work for children:
John M. O'Quinn Award
Children at Risk
Distinguished Leadership Award
Texas Network of Youth Services
J.C. Montgomery Child Safety Award
Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities