What #MeToo Has Done for Child Sexual Abuse Victims

In 2017, after accusations of sexual abuse against film producer Harvey Weinsteincame to light, the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault went viral. The hashtag spread across social media and included attempts to highlight the prevalence of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Tens of thousands of people have tweeted and published their #MeToo stories which involved every aspect of society including the entertainment industry and politicians. Read more

Horace Mann Survivors Could Have Second Chance at Justice

Horace Mann, an elite private school in the Bronx, was rocked by multiple reports of child sexual abuse and a coverup after an article was published in the New York Times Magazine.  The abuse spanned decades beginning in the 1960s. It was found that a number of serial sexual abusers had been employed by the school and that the school failed to address reports of the abuse properly. It was reported that at least 60 students were abused by 22 school employees.  Read more

Catholic Church/Boy Scouts of America Oppose Child Victims Act

The Child Victims Act serves as recognition that the prior statute of limitations in childhood sexual abuse cases helps abusers avoid accountability. It is not surprising then that institutions such as the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America oppose at least portions of the bill. These institutions have faced serious accusations that they were aware of rampant abuse at the hands of their members and employees and failed to do enough to protect survivors. Read more