CSGV Endorses Steven Jansen for the 13th Virginia House District
Washington, DC (May 16, 2017) — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) endorses Steven Jansen in the Virginia House of Delegates 13th District election.
Jansen has spent the bulk of his professional career working to reduce gun violence. As a prosecutor, he worked tirelessly to create safer communities. In his current role as director of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV), an organization devoted to protecting communities from gun violence, he has pursued commonsense policy solutions.
Last year, Jansen worked with our sister organization, the Educational Fund To Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV), to develop national protocols to remove firearms from domestic abusers. Jansen and EFSGV Legal Director Kelly Roskam collaborated with PAGV and the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy to issue the groundbreaking report “Firearms Removal/Retrieval In Cases of Domestic Violence.”
Prior to his work at PAGV, Jansen was the director of the National Center for Community Prosecution (NCCP) at the National District Attorneys Association, where he advocated for community-driven criminal justice reform.
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement:
“In Steven Jansen, voters in the 13th District have a candidate who will stand up for the safety of their families. As director of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, he has dedicated his career to preventing guns from falling into the hands of dangerous individuals. He has consistently advocated for commonsense policies to protect citizens from gun violence in all its forms — from domestic violence to firearm suicide. We need strong leaders like Steven Jansen in Richmond, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is proud to support him.”