Public Safety

Chris is dedicated to ensuring that our community is as safe as possible. To that end, Chris has sponsored and passed legislation to reform and expand Virginia’s specialty docket system to more effectively handle veterans and those suffering from mental illness (HB 1691, 2011). Chris has also passed legislation to improve the quality of mental health treatment in jails and standardize health care for inmates to reduce recidivism and more effectively rehabilitate inmates (HB 1918, 2019). To keep our communities safe, we must invest in sound, smart policies that treat the disease, not the symptom.  Chris has supported pay raises for law enforcement and first responders, and legislation to address domestic violence, human trafficking, and opioid addiction.