Power in numbers
As a child abuse survivor’s father, Bradford McClain, a member of the Attorney General’s Office’s newly formed Survivor Council, believes victims will now have a voice.
Gretchen Hunt, director of the Attorney General’s Office of Victims Advocacy, and Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Monday in the Capitol Rotunda the formation of the 27-member Survivors Council, composed of victims and victims’ family members.
“As a father of a survivor who was assaulted but not validated, who made consistent reports yet was unsubstantiated, who has borne the physical and emotional effects of abuse yet expected to function without a parent as though nothing has happened, as a father, I’m honored to be a part of this initiative,” McClain said. “Child sexual abuse is regarded as taboo … . Many who know about the crimes don’t come forth for fear of being stigmatized. Rarely are their voices heard, as they are treated as an incompetent witness. The Survivors Council will help victims have that voice.”
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.
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