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News: Senate passes SB 29: Vote is 19-0!

Delaware State Senate sends a clear message: Child predators and enablers not welcome in Delaware April 4, 2007 (Dover) — The Delaware State Senate spoke up for children and victims of child sexual abuse with a chorus of emphatic “yes” votes on Senate Bill 29, the Child Victim’s Act. The Senate chamber and gallery were … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Diocese, like St. Peter, has denied victims three times

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, April 3, 2007 Senate Bill 29, the Child Victim’s Voice Act, repeals the statute of limitations in civil suits relating to child sexual-abuse cases and provides a two-year window in which victims can bring a civil action against their predator. Victims of horrific child sexual abuse … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Our children need the protection S.B. 29 promises

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, April 2, 2007 As a nationally certified child development counselor in public schools for 15 years, I have first hand knowledge of the negative effects of sexual abuse on a child’s self-worth. The sexually abused children who work with counselors have the opportunity to regain their … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Sexual abuse of kids is not a Catholic Diocese problem

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, April 2, 2007 I am writing in support of Senate Bill 29, the Child Victims Act. Once again, the primary opponent of eliminating the two- year statute of limitations and allowing adult victims of childhood sexual abuse to bring civil suit is the Catholic Diocese of … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Diocese should be pro-active about its support of S.B. 29

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, April 1, 2007 I did not know until I heard testimony in public hearings in Dover from the lawyers and lobbyists representing the church, that the Wilmington Diocese actually does support Senate Bill 29, except for the retroactive look back window legislation. The church has done … Continue reading

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