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The decision by the Virginia Supreme Court in Baughman v. Virginia validates the main argument in CHLP's amicus brief and ends the state’s latest efforts to indefinitely civilly commit activist Galen Baughman as a “sexually violent predator.”
Mandisa Moore-O’Neal will become Executive Director in October as Founder Catherine Hanssens steps into a strategy advisor role.
CHLP and the APA in partnership with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, convened nearly 50 state prosecutors, attorneys general, federal officials and national infectious disease experts at the White House to consider concrete ways to modernize state criminal laws and the criminal justice response to HIV-specific criminal laws.

CHLP recently joined 150+ organizations in endorsing a congressional resolution that defends reproductive and sexual healthcare and disapproves of the criminalization of pregnancy outcomes.

On Tuesday, June 14, at 2pm ET, CHLP's Catherine Hanssens joins The Well Project's Ciarra Covin for Leadership Exchange LIVE (BEEEBAH edition). Ci Ci relates her personal experiences as a woman living with HIV, new parent, and advocate; Catherine shares insights from her work as an attorney who has been active in HIV legal and policy issues since 1984.


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