Twelve members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation are asking Governor McAuliffe to form a statewide task force to address Virginia’s growing heroin epidemic. The bipartisan group of legislators worries about the rapid spread of heroin and its impact on Virginia communities. In a joint letter sent Thursday, they point out that not a week goes by with without the death of another heroin addict making headlines. Nationally, heroin use nearly doubled between 2002 and 2012.
The bill deals with both reporting assaults and providing victim aid.
The measure targets crimes involving child pornography, child exploitation, and human trafficking.
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