Big news! The Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed the Abuse Registry Bill, also known as Nicky’s Law or Dana’s Law, by a vote of 154-0. This legislation will create a registry for people with substantiated findings of abuse against them by the Disabled Persons Protection Commission. It also will prohibit those on the registry from working again with people with disabilities. This is a big step forward to prevent repeat abusers from abusing people with disabilities, but our work to address abuse and neglect continues. Stay tuned!