2018 Child Victims Act

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New York legislators try again to pass the Child Victims Act Facing enormous pressure from childhood sexual abuse victims and their supporters, New York governor Andrew Cuomo to include provisions to pass the Child Victims Act. Survivors of child sexual abuse hope the inclusion in the budget will provide more leverage against Senate Republicans, who have blocked Read More …

California Sex Offender Registry

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California lawmakers want to remove many sexual predators from the state’s public sex offender registry. Under Megan’s Law, residents use the sex offender registry website to view if they live near convicted pedophiles and to protect their children if they do live near a predator. The proposed new law is opposed by Keep Kids Safe. While supporters of the law claim that those on the registry have a difficult time finding employment, we at Keep Kids Safe want to remind lawmakers that sex abuse victims must live forever with the harm that was caused and that the memories of the sex abuse never go away. Read more.

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New York Child Victims Act in Review

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Another setback for the Child Victims Act Survivors of childhood sexual abuse have another challenge in front of them in 2018. But it’s never to early to get started. Sign up to keep informed and help us build a movement that will make 2018 the year that the Child Victims Act gets signed into law. Read More …

Senator Flanagan – Support the Child Victims Act

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Senator Flanagan may be portraying the image as a loving family man. In reality, he is protecting the institutions that have a long history of protecting predators. As a result, our community and our school children face a threat from known sexual predators protected by major institutions and Senator Flanagan.

New York Assembly Passes Child Victims Act

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New York State Assembly overwhelmingly passes the Child Victims Act. The State Senate, led by Senators Flanagan and DeFrancisco refuse to allow a vote, choosing to protect sexual predators and the institutions that cover up for them. Learn more…. Please call Senator Flanagan and ask him to allow a vote. His Albany number is 518-455-2071 while DeFrancisco is at 315-428-7632.

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Newsday-NY-Child-Victims-Act

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Newsday is reporting that the fate of the 2017 New York Child Victims Act rests once again with Senate Leader John Flanagan. Flanagan continues to refuse to meet with supporters of the proposed legislation. Bridie Farrell, a leading advocate for the bill told Newsday, “They are protecting the institutions of the abusers.” Currently, the law Read More …

The Lifelong Impact

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Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse As young children, our world revolves around our parents, primary caregivers, family and trusted authority figures. They are our source of safety, security, love and understanding. However, estimates show that 28-30% of women and 12-18% of men have experienced childhood sex abuse. Because of the shame and guilt victims feel, Read More …

Identifying Red Flags

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Child Molesters Work To Gain Your Child’s Trust It’s called “grooming” and it’s the way would-be pedophiles and child molesters earn your child’s trust, and often your own. The process is a perversion of romantic courtship: a multistage process in which abusers create a bond with your child, making it more difficult to detect sexual Read More …

New York Sex Abuse Victim Kevin Braney

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Kevin Braney was a victim of clergy sexual abuse at the age of 15. The Diocese of Syracuse refuses to compensate Braney for the harm caused even though the Vatican found Braney’s accusations and abuse “credible”. The story of his abusers can be read about here.  When Mental Anguish Starts as Physical Pain Kevin Braney started Read More …