Action Alert: Please Ask Your Virginia Senator to Support Reasonable Childhood Independence Bill

We’re excited to let you know that S.B. 1367, a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Jill Vogel and Jennifer Boysko, has been introduced in the Virginia General Assembly! S.B. 1367 will protect innocent and loving Virginia families from being caught up in child neglect investigations. 

S.B. 1367 amends Virginia law to clarify that a loving and caring parent who allows his or her child to engage in “independent activities” will not be considered to have neglected the child.

S.B. 1367 enjoys broad bipartisan support from advocacy groups across the political spectrum, including and the Parental Rights Foundation, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) (whose model bill Virginia’s legislation mirrors), Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), Let Grow, Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC), Independent Women’s Forum, and more. 

Please contact your state senator and ask him or her to support S.B. 1367. You can call or email (or both!) your senator with a message as simple as the following:

“Please support S.B. 1367 to provide children with reasonable independence. At a time when it seems that government is encroaching more and more on loving parents and their ability to care for and raise their children, S.B. 1367 provides freedom to parents to let their children grow and thrive, freeing Virginia’s Department of Social Services to focus attention on children who are truly in danger of abuse or neglect.”

If you decide to email your state senator, feel free to link to the letter that we sent to the Senators Jill Vogel and Jennifer Boysko in support of S.B. 1367.

And to read more of our background on the importance of these types of bills, please visit our webpage here: 

Thank you for standing with us for parental rights and freedom.


Will Estrada


Parental Rights Foundation and