FOUR CALIFORNIA CAMPUSES AMONG 55 UNIVERSITIES NON-COMPLIANT IN SEXUAL ABUSE HANDLING
May 7, 2014 [caption id="attachment_2176" align="aligncenter" width="650"] U.S Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event on protecting students from sexual assault on April 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. During the event, Biden announced the release of the first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Photo by...Read More
THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE ON VACATION; THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON GUARD INSTEAD
April 15, 2014 Violent sexual abuse aboard cruise ships has been featured in the news over the past couple months, underscoring a larger issue – who exactly is working on vacation cruise ships? Many of them are non-U.S. citizens, with questionable credentials prior to their hiring. This is serious cause for concern for vacationers...Read More
FIVE MILLION CHILDREN ARE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN US SCHOOLS – WHAT’S BEING DONE ABOUT IT?
Summary: Improper hiring methods, lack of training, failure of school leadership, and district cover-ups provide the backdrop into the collective failure of American schools to protect our children. From Kindergarten to 12th grade, nearly 1 of every 10 students (9.6%) is subjected to sexual misconduct by employees in American schools. That’s an unacceptable number,...Read More
PASSING THE TRASH – DIFFICULT TO PROSECUTE, DEVASTATING FOR THE VICTIM
April 15, 2014 Summary: A current sexual abuse case against a former priest in Maine has the potential to be precedent in future sexual abuse cases. Maine statute of limitations would have normally been exceeded in this particular case; but because the ex-priest later moved out of state, the lawsuit might hold weight. In...Read More
VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT NEED STRONG ADVOCATES – SUPPORT FROM THE U.S. SENATE IS AS HIGH AS IT GETS.
April 15, 2014 Summary: Too many children have fallen victim to sexual abuse as a result of inaction at the state and school district level. Cursory background checks and passing the trash provide sexual predators’ repeated and constant access to our kids, often identifying the predator after they carry out child sexual assault. U.S....Read More
SELF-PRESERVATION MAKES CATHOLIC CHURCH-SPONSORED BULLYING A FAMILIAR TACTIC
April 15, 2014 Summary: In 2005, the Ohio Senate unanimously approved a bill that allowed a one-year window for victims to file a lawsuit alleging child sex abuse that had occurred as long as 35 years prior; however, the Catholic Church applied a full-court press on Ohio’s House and got the one-year window stripped...Read More
Sexual Abuse Prevention Resources That Can Protect Your Child from Predators
April 15, 2014 Summary: All parents want to protect their children from sexual predators, but it’s difficult to spot one. There will never be a 100% solution, but these sexual abuse prevention resources will help. What is the stereotype of a sexual predator? Is it the guy that has a mullet with a creepy...Read More
Definitions and Terms of Sexual Abuse
April 15, 2014 Summary: The definitions associated with sexual abuse are second nature to us, as we have practiced in this area for nearly 20 years. However, we realize that our readers may not have the same understanding as we do. So, we compiled a list of common terms and definitions to help. The...Read More
INSTITUTIONS HAVE A FISCAL INCENTIVE TO NOT REPORT ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE.
April 15, 2014 Summary: In the wake of several sexual abuse cases, most notably in the Catholic Church and in several universities and public schools, a troubling trend has emerged – that these institutions might benefit financially by not reporting allegations of sexual abuse. There are factors in place that give this assertion credibility....Read More
The Healing Effect of the Legal Process For Sexual Abuse Victims
April 15, 2014 Summary: Sexual predators within our institutions leave their victims helpless, vulnerable, self-loathing, and untrusting after their abuses. We provide victims with a way to reestablish their dignity after the abuse. When victims sue their abusers, it provides a therapeutic avenue to express their rage and overcome passivity, and it provides the...Read More