A grateful survivor writes to JCW to express her gratitude.
By Melissa Meuzelaar, republished from Denver Moms Blog About a month ago, our family was having dinner with some friends at their house. I walked into the kitchen just as the other mom, while winking at me, handed my son a second cookie and whispered, “shhhh. It’s a secret. Don’t tell your mom.” To my […]
She places one foot In front of the other Determined to climb The mountain before her She grabs at the stone She swears she won’t stop Until she’s gripped, clawed and battled Her way to the top Her body is bruised Her fingernails black And it seems one step forward Is seven steps back The […]
It happened “just” twice. But, twice is more than enough to change your life forever. Sexual abuse is often thought of as a long grooming process followed by frequent and ongoing instances of abuse that become more severe over time. However, that is not always the case. Even one incident destroys the victim’s ability to […]
One of the most horrifying, and under-reported forms of child sexual abuse, is abuse by a family member. It is almost impossible to get exact statistics but research has shown that 90 – 95% of child victims know their abuser and that 35% or more are family members.
Why New York must eliminate the state’s Statute of Limitations (SOL) for child sexual abuse
A poem by a survivor
About four in 1,000 kids who did not participate in the prevention programs reported some form of sexual abuse, compared to 14 of every 1,000 kids in the prevention programs, the authors report in the Cochrane Library.
Highlights from this Jewish Community Watch event in LA
Rabbi Ronald Greenwald reads a devastation suicide note from a victim of abuse at a JCW event in Monsey.
Rabbi Yossi Jacobson, world renowned orator, addresses the Monsey community on child sexual abuse.
A leading rabbi has told a court that a Jewish teacher was “annoyed at being caught” when confronted with allegations of serious sexual abuse in front of his wife as part of a secret meeting.
A member of a Melbourne school council arranged plane tickets to whisk its principal, wanted on child sex abuse charges, out of the country, a court has heard.
Without question, JCW saved the lives of my son and his friends.
Haim Boukris, 29, of South Fallsburg, was arrested April 23 on a sealed indictment charging him with three counts of predatory sexual assault against a child and first-degree sexual abuse, felonies.
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, the founder of Project YES, speaks about the improvements made in reporting abuse in the haredi community and the challenges that remain.
A woman who claims she was sexually abused as a teenager by a strictly Orthodox teacher burst into tears in court as she described being ordered to “enjoy it” while she was molested.
First day of a retrial at Manchester Crown Court
Tevel pleaded guilty to only two counts of a “criminal sexual act in the third degree,” which, as described by the New York penal code, constitutes anal or oral sex with someone who is either under 17 or is otherwise incapable of providing legal consent.
Events in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, organized by Jewish Community Watch and Magen, draw attention to abuse and support survivors.
Report and reflections on JCW’s historic event in Monsey by an attendee
I was abused
Taken advantage of
My body felt dirty and shameful
The pain was so deep, so intense
I needed to numb it out
I couldn’t bear to remember
So I stopped eating.
A group of advocates who work to fight child sex abuse is asking New York state lawmakers to eliminate the statute of limitations on certain sex crimes committed against minors. Legislation that would eliminate the time restraints on the reporting of child sex abuse is pending in the state’s Legislature. Advocates plan to gather at […]
Founder and CEO of Jewish Community Watch Meyer Seewald recounts an amazing episode that occurred at the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Ohel in Queens.
U.S. based Jewish Community Watch (JCW) to team up with Israeli based Magen for CSA awareness events in Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem