News & Events

August 28, 2019

New lab trains welfare workers who probe child abuse claims

The University of Illinois CAST program features a simulation lab exemplifying the critical importance of simulation training for child protection professionals. Zero Abuse Project has been instrumental in implementing 74 CAST programs across the country, many of which have similar simulation laboratories.
August 22, 2019

Senators Paul Boyer & Heather Carter Join Zero Abuse Project, Local Partners to Educate Community about New Rights for AZ Child Sex Abuse Survivors

State Senators Paul Boyer and Heather Carter were joined by the Zero Abuse Project, including Bridie Farrell, child sex abuse survivor and advocate, and Joelle Casteix, Zero Abuse Project board member and survivor; Dawn Penich-Thacker, from the SOS Arizona Network; Janine Menard, board of directors, Arizona School Counselor Association; and Justin Maudner, Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, to discuss the new Arizona Child Protection Act (AZCPA). 
August 14, 2019

Joint Statement from Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse on the Opening of New York Child Victims Act Civil Window

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.
August 13, 2019

Zero Abuse Project Statement on Safe Horizon Launching Child Victims Act Public Awareness Campaign

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.
August 12, 2019

University offers training for frontline workers

The Child Protection Training Academy at the University of Illinois Springfield held a Project FORECAST training event designed to demonstrate best practices for frontline professionals when responding to a maltreatment scenario in a hospital setting. This sort of educational experience helps CAST students and frontline child protection professionals better realize the dynamics of child maltreatment casework in a simulated environment so that they can be better prepared for responding to similar cases in the real world.
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.