LANSING — State Sen. Rick Jones recently received the Michigan Association of School Social Workers (MASSW) “Legislator of the Year” award.
“It is a distinct honor to be selected for this award from the Michigan Association of School Social Workers,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “As a state senator, I believe it is my duty to do everything in my power to help protect our children. School should be a safe place for children.”
Jones was selected for the award for his work to ensure every school has bullying rules, and for changes to the Adam Walsh Act Law that are tougher on child molesters and took “Romeo and Juliet” cases like a 17-year-old boy involved with a 15-year-old girl off the sex offender registry.
A letter from the MASSW said Jones has been “a consistent and rational voice in support of public education and the students and families of Michigan have certainly benefitted” from the senator’s commitment to them.
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