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Sep
05
2014
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 4:09 PM          
New Minnesota Laws that affect Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Sexual Assault Prevention Programming. For the first time, Minnesota has approved state funding for Sexual Assault prevention programming.  As part of the Public Safety budget, $300,000 will be allotted to address risks, policies and practices with the goal of reducing the likelihood of sexual abuse.

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May
30
2014
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 10:03 AM          
UN Committee's Spotlight Illuminates Holy See's Failings in Child Protection on International Stage

The issue of clergy sexual abuse was addressed on an international scale last Friday when the United Nations Committee on the Convention Against Torture issued a seething review of the Holy See’s yearly report.  The Committee found that Vatican officials failed to properly report child sex abuse charges, shuffled priests to different dioceses rather than disciplining them, and failed to pay adequate compensation to survivors of child sex abuse.As a party to the Convention Against Torture (CAT) since 2002, the Holy See has a legal obligation to take international responsibility for its...

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May
22
2014
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 4:19 PM          
Lesson from St. Paul School Abuse: Failure to Report Puts Kids at Risk

The need for vigilance in protecting children from sexual abuse was again underscored by reports of abuse at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus school.  St. Paul Public Schools...

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