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August 6, 2019

Zero Abuse Project Statement on Identification of New Alleged Predators in Boy Scouts of America

Zero Abuse Project CEO Jeff Dion today issued the following statement regarding a new lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts of America which identifies 350 alleged child sex predators who do not already appear in the Boy Scouts’ internal disciplinary files.
August 5, 2019

Zero Abuse Project and NY Loves Kids Joint Statement on Governor Cuomo Signing Law to Expand Confidentiality for Survivors of Sex Abuse

We applaud the New York State Assembly and Governor Cuomo for the passage and signing of S.5444/A.7515. Address confidentiality for survivors of sex abuse, sex trafficking, and stalking is a basic right, and provides the survivors of these crimes both physical safety and the mental security they deserve.
August 1, 2019

Ahead of Child Victims Act Civil Window Opening, Anderson & Associates Names 310 Perpetrators Accused of Sexual Misconduct in the Archdiocese of New York

New York State’s Child Victims Act Goes into Effect August 14 When a One-Year Window Opens for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse to File Civil Suits Regardless of When the Abuse Occurred
July 31, 2019

Statement of former U.S. National Speed Skater and Sexual Abuse Survivor, Bridie Farrell, Regarding the Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 2019

HUDSON, NY (July 31, 2019) — Bridie Farrell, CEO of NY Loves Kids today issued the following statement: “In a Senate subcommittee hearing in April of 2018, I said, ‘For many children it is impossible to disclose molestation or rape, because we do not, and they do not have the vocabulary. I did not learn that [at 15 years old] being molested by a 33-year-old man was a crime until I was at Cornell University. I was 27 years old.’ “Today I celebrate a breakthrough in the effort to stop child sexual abuse, especially in sport. “Survivors of child sexual abuse within the Olympic movement are finally being heard with the introduction of the Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 2019. It is the first of many steps toward ending the status quo within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
July 19, 2019

Zero Abuse Project Statement on the Resignation of Judge James Troiano

Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2019) – Zero Abuse Project CEO Jeff Dion issued the following statement today regarding Judge James Troiano’s resignation and new mandatory sexual violence training for all state judges in New Jersey. We applaud the New Jersey judicial system’s first steps towards restoring itself in the eyes of the public as an unbiased and fair civic institution.
March 12, 2019

R. Kelly, Michael Jackson and the Lingering Questions About Child Sex Abuse Cases

The explosive documentaries “Leaving Neverland” and “Surviving R. Kelly” have reignited a national conversation about child sex abuse.
February 22, 2019

Federal prosecutors broke law in Jeffrey Epstein case, judge rules

Federal prosecutors, under former Miami U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, broke the law when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by wealthy New York hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
January 24, 2019

JWRC and NCPTC join Zero Abuse Project (ZAP)

We are pleased to announce Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) and the programs of National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) are now a part of the Zero Abuse Project (ZAP)! ZAP is a 501©(3) public charity based in St Paul, MN, committed to education, training, and survivor support in order to eradicate child sex abuse and remedy its resulting harms. Victor Vieth, founder and […]
January 7, 2019

Cherishing Children Pinwheel Rally Date Set

January 7, 2019

Child maltreatment conference to include two community presentations