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December 11, 2019

Zero Abuse Project Statement on the Introduction of Legislation in Congress to Address Online Child Sex Abuse Material

Zero Abuse Project today released the following statement from CEO Jeff Dion on legislation introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate that would give investigators more time to gather evidence in cases involving online child sexual abuse images.
December 6, 2019

New Research Concludes CAST Students Perform Significantly Better Than Current DSS Workers Already in the Field

A recently published peer reviewed study on Zero Abuse Project’s CAST initiative found that CAST students were performing as well as current DSS workers in the field and, in more complex cases, the CAST students were performing better. We are grateful for Dr. Jennifer Parker and her team at USC Upstate for their leadership in conducting and publishing this study.
December 2, 2019

Joint Statement from Zero Abuse Project and NJCASA on New Civil Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault in New Jersey

Zero Abuse Project and New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA), along with experts and advocates, released a joint statement on the new civil statute of limitations for sexual assault in New Jersey.
November 12, 2019

Thousands of Catholic priests were accused of sexual abuse, then what happened? An investigation reveals most have become the priest next door.

As thousands of abuse victims across the U.S. continue to search for justice and closure decades after being molested by some of the most trusted people in their lives, these men have become the priest next door. They live near schools and playgrounds, close to families and children unaware of their backgrounds or the crimes they’ve been accused of. In some cases, they’ve taken on leadership roles in new communities, becoming professors, counselors, friends and mentors to children. Their movements are unchecked by both the government and the Catholic Church in part because laws in many states make it nearly impossible for victims to pursue criminal charges decades after alleged abuse.
October 25, 2019

Statement on Clergy Abuse in Colorado from Survivor of Sexual Abuse Who Successfully Sued Her Catholic Diocese

Zero Abuse Project CEO Jeff Dion today released the following statement regarding Safe Horizon launching a public awareness campaign and PSA series to inform child sex abuse survivors in New York of their new rights under the Child Victims Act.
October 23, 2019

Zero Abuse Project Statement on Colorado Attorney General Special Master’s Report on Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse in the State

Zero Abuse Project CEO Jeff Dion today released the following statement regarding Safe Horizon launching a public awareness campaign and PSA series to inform child sex abuse survivors in New York of their new rights under the Child Victims Act.
October 19, 2019

Halloween Safety Tips

Learn quick and helpful tips, conversation starters, and up-to-date information to ensure everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!
October 17, 2019

CAST students get hands-on experience

On Wednesday, Clinton-Saunders, a senior family studies major at the Mississippi University for Women, could be cast as an investigator. The role-playing Clinton-Saunders does in the Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST) program is one of things she likes best about the studies preparing her for her first job as a professional.
October 16, 2019

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse empowered by new California law

October 13, 2019

California Enacts AB 218: Landmark Bill Protects Children from Sexual Abuse

Zero Abuse Project CEO Jeff Dion today released the following statement regarding Safe Horizon launching a public awareness campaign and PSA series to inform child sex abuse survivors in New York of their new rights under the Child Victims Act.