Angelina Jolie meets with lawmakers amid push for reforms for victims of crime

Angelina Jolie is turning into a frequent sight on Capitol Hill — the actor simply wrapped up one other go to to Washington to push for a brand new provision in laws geared toward aiding protections for crime victims.

The “Eternals” star was within the nation’s capital on Tuesday and Wednesday to satisfy with lawmakers in regards to the reauthorization of the Patrick Leahy and Orrin G. Hatch Justice for All Act, S. 5033.

Jolie, alongside together with her eldest daughter, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, had been eyed within the places of work of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senate Majority Chief Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Proponents of the bipartisan laws, first handed in 2004, say it ensures individuals who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes have entry to authorized illustration and DNA testing and strengthens victims’ rights.  

The Academy Award winner is pushing for a provision throughout the laws that will give crime victims entry to felony experiences and proof.

“At the moment, there’s no technique throughout the federal authorities that gives crime victims with a proper of entry to their very own data of crimes they skilled and reported,” Jolie stated in an announcement to ITK.

“This is a matter throughout the nation. Survivors want their data of reporting crimes they or their youngsters skilled to advocate for well being and trauma care and for security protections in household court docket programs and home violence civil safety orders,” Jolie stated, calling entry to such data a “proper for all households.”

Leahy and Schumer’s places of work didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark in regards to the conferences.

ITK hears that Jolie additionally met with members of the White Home Gender Coverage Council in addition to different lawmakers about legislative priorities in an omnibus bundle to fund the federal government for fiscal 2023.

Jolie, 47, has develop into an everyday of kinds on the Capitol. In February, she appeared at a information convention alongside a bipartisan group of senators as they introduced {that a} deal had been struck to resume the Violence Towards Girls Act (VAWA).

Jolie, a particular envoy to the Workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees, had made a number of journeys to Washington to induce for reauthorization of the VAWA. She attended the signing of the invoice by President Biden on the White Home in March.