LAURA WILCOX
March 5, 1981 — January 10, 2001
Laura’s Law was named after Laura Wilcox who was shot and killed by a seriously mentally ill person in 2001. Amanda and Nick Wilcox, Laura’s parents, worked to advocate forAssembly Bill 1421 now known as Laura’s Law, which was signed into law by Governor Gray Davis in 2002.

Laura’s Law Update Santa Barbara

by Lynne Gibbs, Mental Health Family Advocate On April 21st, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors failed to take action on a proposal to adopt Laura’s Law in Santa Barbara County, following an impassioned plea by the new Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Director, Alice Gleghorn, that the department could not be ready to […]

Prosecutors Against Gun Violence

Prosecutors Against Gun Violence

by Joyce Dudley, Santa Barbara County District Attorney  Last year I joined the newly organized group of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV). This group is principally made up of elected District Attorneys from across the country, primarily from major cities. PAGV’s mission is to focus on gun violence prevention strategies ranging from policy advocacy to […]

Safer in your home with a firearm, or in your vehicle with seat belts and airbags?

Safer in your home with a firearm, or in your vehicle with seat belts and airbags?

The Violence Policy Center’s (VPC) annual report states that gun deaths outpaced motor vehicle deaths in 14 states and the District of Columbia in 2011, the most recent year for which comprehensive nationwide data is available. In 2011, there were more gun deaths than motor vehicle deaths in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, […]

How-to Conclude a Research Paper

Frost was created after his dadis death nevertheless in Bay Area in 1874 when Ice that was youthful was moved to Boston – to the country’s other facet. This moving was symbolic in a kidis lifestyle as it was an endeavor to begin a brand new living by departing a location of loss and just […]

17th Annual CAGV Luncheon

17th Annual CAGV Luncheon

Sunday, April 15th, CAGV will “Enlighten Our Community,” with its special guest speakers Nick & Amanda Wilcox at its 17th Anniversary Celebration. An elegant luncheon to celebrate the occasion will be served at the Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala Street.