Video

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

(Sacramento) - Far too often, young children’s lives are taken by the very people who are expected to keep them safe. In 2017, 5-year-old of Aramazd “Piqui” Andressian Jr. was killed by his father. To help commemorate his life, Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) is introducing H.R. 113, also known as “Piqui’s Resolution.” This measure would encourage trauma-informed training for family court professionals, and offers more protections for a child if they are a witness to domestic violence, injured or abused. “As a mother, (and as) a family member of a domestic violence survivor, it is crucial that we ensure that the safety of our children has a priority over any other issues,” says Assemblywoman Rubio. Watch this Assembly Access video to learn more about Piqui’s story, as told by his mother, Ana Estevez.