NYS Senator Diane Savino speaks about Leandra's Law

Diane J. Savino

December 11, 2009

This November, the State Senate passed Leandra's Law, named after 11 year old Leandra Rosado, who was killed by a drunk driver. The bill is meant to protectchildren and to hopefully prevent future tragedies. Senator Savino spoke about her personal experience as a daughter of two alcoholics, who sometimes experienced neglect as a result of her parent's illness.  She stressed that legislation is crucial to protecting our children, however it is also the responsibility of the entire community to step in when it is clear that a child is in danger.