Earlier this afternoon, I spoke with Bill Bowman (ceo) and Jud Robert (chairman) of the Regional Center of O.C. where Van Tran was a board member 12 years ago. There will be an emphasis of making a clear distinction between the people with a diagnosed developmental disability and receiving services from Regional Center of Orange County and the actual offenders at tonight's meeting. Assemblyman Tran and his staff were very responsive and sympathetic to these concerns:
ASSEMBLYMAN VAN TRAN
September 20, 2006
ASSEMBLYMAN VAN TRAN HOLDS PUBLIC SAFETY TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS
With Presentations by representatives from the California Department of Developmental Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and Costa Mesa Police Department
COSTA MESA – Committed to improving the safety of our community, Assemblyman Van Tran will hold a Public Safety Town Hall for the people of the 68th Assembly District on Friday, September 22, 2006.
WHAT: Public Saftey Town Hall
WHEN: Friday, September 22, 2006
WHERE: Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, Adams Room
1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Representatives from the California Department of Developmental Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and Costa Mesa Police Department will be in attendance to discuss the role of law enforcement in dealing with paroled sex offenders and other registered sex offenders.
“As a state lawmaker, public safety is one of my highest priorities,” said Tran. “I am pleased that we will be able to provide our residents with valuable safety information because prevention is always better than reaction and I think there is a lot of confusion to how each group of sex offenders is monitored.”
Elected to the California State Legislature in 2004, Assemblyman Van Tran is currently representing the 68th Assembly District, which encompasses the cities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Midway City, Newport Beach, Stanton and Westminster.