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Nov
30
2011
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 1:33 PM          
Suit Against Penn State, Sandusky and Second Mile: The Courageous Survivor

We commend this brave survivor with whom we stand, John Doe A, for being the first to speak up and out in bringing a civil lawsuit against his abuser, Jerry Sandusky, and the institutions that enabled Sandusky, Penn State University and The Second Mile. By bringing this lawsuit, this courageous survivor is bringing hope, healing and power to other Sandusky victims who may be living in silence, shame or fear. This lawsuit represents an effort to expose institutional failures in child protection.

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Nov
28
2011
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 12:39 PM          
Syracuse: Another Institution Failing in Child Protection

When it comes to child protection and childhood sexual abuse, Jim Boeheim and Syracuse University’s quick defense of and rebuke of the courageous victims is fundamentally wrong.  Boeheim’s comments immediately dismissing the victims reflect his own and our society’s general lack of understanding and ignorance regarding childhood sexual abuse. Society is quick to rally around an offender without knowing more than just his or her public persona as a trusted person who is also in denial. 

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Nov
23
2011
Jared Shepherd | 2:03 PM          
More Survivors Expose Abuse at Jesuit High Schools in Detroit and Cleveland Areas

The long history of sexual abuse by priests and their concealment and protection by the Chicago-Detroit Providence of Jesuits continues to unfold.  Through the 1950’s and 1970’s, St. Ignatius High School, a Jesuit Preparatory School in Cleveland, Ohio, was a safe haven for priests perpetrating sexual violence against children.  To date, more than 33 survivors have come forward with complaints of sexual abuse or improprieties that occurred while they attended the institution.  The number of accused perpetrators operating under the ecclesiastical cover of St. Ignatius High School ...

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