Facing the abuser
Child sexual abuse is occurring all around us, but public awareness and discussion about the problem is horribly lacking.
We have become painfully aware of systemic child sexual abuse in residential schools.
We have come to grasp the scope of historic child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, most vividly through the Pulitzer Prize winning movie, Spotlight.
Child sexual abuse in other organizations has been exposed as well.
With the prevalence of child pornography coupled with the inherent vulnerability of children, it is small wonder how pervasive it has been.
1 in 5 New York Kids Are Sexually Abused. Help Prevent That
The CDC reports that 1 in 5 children are sexually abused.
9 out of 10 of the perpetrators are never brought to justice and never appear on sex offender registries.
They are protected by New York State laws.
Sign this petition and change that. Protect NY Kids.