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Boy Scouts Bankruptcy and Sex Abuse Settlement Plan Rejected by Court

Boy Scouts Bankruptcy and Sex Abuse Settlement Plan Rejected by Court

In February 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as costs increased to defend itself against child sexual abuse allegations. More than 84,000 people had joined a lawsuit against the nonprofit organization that included claims of abuse committed by Boy Scout leaders and volunteers stemming from the 1960s. The victims then had a say in the structure of the...

Southern Baptist Leadership Mishandled Sex Abuse

Southern Baptist Leadership Mishandled Sex Abuse

After years of parishioner reports and a 2019 investigation by reporters at the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) released a report detailing sexual abuse allegations against pastors, church employees, and officials. The report shows lack of action on the part of individual churches and the greater leadership to cover up allegations and resist any...

Call for Swift Action to Pass EARN IT Act – Keep Kids Safe

Call for Swift Action to Pass EARN IT Act – Keep Kids Safe

A bill in Congress aimed at preventing online child exploitation is making its way through Congress as reports of explicit images and videos of children are rising.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children received 29.3 million reports of images and videos to its cyber tip line in 2021, the highest number of reports ever received in one year.

“While the...

Adult-Survivors of Child Sex Abuse Raise Allegations in Several States

Sex Abuse Victims 

Adult-Survivors of Child Sex Abuse Raise Allegations in Several States

In March 2020, as states around the country issued stay-at-home orders in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, workers at the National Sexual Assault Hotline noticed a devasting statistic: for the first time ever, half of the hotline calls were made by children under the age of 18. As a result of the incoming contacts, it was clear to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), which runs...

Powerful Failures: Institutional Neglect and Abuse

Institutional Neglect and Sex Abuse

Powerful Failures: Institutional Neglect and Abuse

Established institutions can often make us feel part of an important community: one that is productive, safe and inclusive. Because of this, we understandably trust them with our families and even our children. For decades however, countless allegations and cases brought forth by victims of child sexual abuse refute that trust. Prominent institutions like The Catholic Church and Boy Scouts of...

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