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As sex abuse lawyers, it'srare to come across work that proves hopeful in the area of childhood sexual abuse, but this LA Times Interview with Mariella Furre certainly fits the bill. Read on: reFramed: In conversation with Mariella Furre Los Angeles Times. January 6, 2014. reFramed is a feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward pho January 4. 2014 Sexual abuse attorneys are often the only voice victims have, and a report only furthered that idea. In Hasidic community, those who take assault claims to cops ‘are damaged goods’ “Sexual abuse of children and young people is systemically suppressed in Hasidic communities, advocates and allege
Chicago Tribune. By, Robert Koehler. December 19, 2013 A recent Canadian Public Television film looked much closer at the problems childhood sexual abuse can cause later in life. Read more about this film in this Chicago Tribune article. “So we need a documentary to break the Code of Shame. It’s called “A Hard Name” and came
Irish Medical Times. December 6, 2013. Sexual abuse lawyers understand what a difficult topic childhood sex abuse is. This piece from the Irish Medical Times presents an excellent perspective on the matter from Dr. Muhammad Arshad. Dr Muhammad Arshad , Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Hawkes Bay DHB New Zealand, and Prof Michael Fitz
Boston Globe? December 9, 2013 "Child welfare advocates are calling on the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to back legislation that would extend the statute of limitations in Massachusetts on cases brought by victims of childhood sexual abuse." " And, Bernier said, the church ?should base its actions on moral reasonings, not on eco
Daily Beast. December 5, 2013 As sex abuse lawyers, we know victims of clergy abuse simply haven't gotten the attention they deserve, and a Daily Beast piece on the Pope Francis commission makes a stringent examination of the plan: “On Thursday, Pope Francis agreed to a to appoint a special ad-hoc commission for the protection of minors to ad
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis recently released a previously secret list of 33 priests t heyhave determined to have credible allegations of child sexual abuse. One of the 33 priest lives in the San Diego area. A national support group for clergy sex abuse victims, SNAP , has called on San Diego Catholic bishop Cirilo Flores to aggress
Aljazeera America, Nov. 1, 2013 Commentary by: Alexandra Brodsky Campus sexual assault attorneys have seen the utter lack of basic protections for students, and the article below highlights Title IX requirements and the lack of protection from sexual assault that universities are giving students now. “Schools are required to provide support f
Los Angeles Times December 01, 2013 Clergy abuse attorneys have seen how frequently these cases were coveredup, and a report by the Los Angeles Times indicates that Cardinal Mahony simply didn't want to deal with the reports. Take a look at the frightening reasons behind his decisions: "From the start of his tenure as the leader of L.A.'s Catholics
Iowa Now 11/5/13 Not everyone will need the services of a sex abuse lawyer, but some are far more likely to be victims of childhood sexual assault than others. Take a look at this report from Iowa Now for details. “Affluent girls residing in two-parent homes are much less likely to be sexually assaulted than other female youth, according to a
Almost any sexual abuse lawyer will paint the rough path victims have ahead, and medical science is backing that up as reported by Science Daily below: “Nov. 6, 2013 - A new study reveals the highest risk variables of chronic depression in the population, such as having suffered previous episodes of depression, delayed treatment, whether it i
Clergy abuse lawyers have seen the problem of sexual abuse within the church go global over the last few years, and it certainly extends to Australia, as the report below suggests: ” It was another day of reckoning for the Catholic Church today with the Victorian parliamentary inquiry releasing a scathing report accusing the Church of a syste
Sex abuse law varies from state to state, but in New Jersey, the statue of limitations is just two years. One editorialist points out the problem with numbers like those: ” In New Jersey, sex abuse victims have just two years to sue after linking abuse to other problems, such as depression, addiction or divorce. That's not enough. Sen. Jo
As a sex abuse law firm, Zalkin knows just how deep the problem of campus sexual assault is. It's not confined to one area of campus, and it most certainly extends to athletics. Take a look at an excellent report by Aljaseera America on the issue. “In the only comprehensive national study conducted on the prevalence of sexual assault among ma
Campus sexual assault lawyers are starting to take center stage as more reports are revealed about the ongoing nature of these problems. In a Town Hall format, the deeper problem of campus sex crimes is revealed: “In the last few years, campus sexual assault has emerged as a national issue. Students at dozens of colleges and universities have
Most sex abuse lawyers will tell you that offenders often have more than one victim. New research reveals this is just as true on college campuses as it is anywhere else. This is the second report in America Tonight's Sex Crimes on Campus series . October 28, 2013 “Occidental College, a private and pricey school in Los Angeles, is known f
As campus sexual assault attorneys, we know the current reports are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the greater problems at hand. These reports reveal exactly how deep the problem might be: Aljazeera America Tonight, October 23, 2013 “The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights enforces Title IX, the federal civil rights
From NPR News, October 24, 2013 Increasingly, clergy abuse attorneys are seeing abuse allegations from every corner, and in the Twin Cities, those allegations created extensive controversy. NPR has the story: “The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been rocked in recent weeks by revelations from a top-level whistle-blower. The former
Veto Protects Institutions That Harbored Sex Abusers and Destroys Victims Hopes for Justice SAN DIEGO, CA (Oct. 12, 2013) Victims rights attorney Irwin Zalkin expressed extreme disappointment with the Governor's veto today of SB 131 by Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and pledged to continue to stand by the victims of childhood sex abuse who were vi