Stop Abuse Campaign

145,350 supporters

The Stop Abuse Campaign prevents Adverse Childhood Experiences through public policy and public education. The US chooses to spend huge sums of money dealing with the consequences of abuse, but the ACE research proves that abuse cannot be undone. Fortunately, a lot is known about preventing abuse. And preventing abuse is what we do at the Stop Abuse Campaign.

Started 5 petitions

Petitioning President of the United States

President Trump: Tell the FBI to investigate Milo Yiannopoulos for Promoting Pedophilia

Milo Yiannopoulos’ public statements defending sex between adults and children referring to consent as “arbitrary and oppressive” are not only offensive, but hate speech. Hate speech that encourages the rape of children.Speech that is intended to cause violence against a vulnerable population is not acceptable, it is a crime. This is precisely what Milo Yiannopoulos is doing. Child sexual abuse is well-known to cause children permanent harm. It is a horrible trauma that is all too common in our society.This is our chance to send a clear message to pedophiles and child rapists throughout the country: what you are doing is wrong and will not be tolerated. It is not acceptable to commit, or to incite, violence against children.Milo Yiannopoulos is right about one thing though, this is a topic we should all be more aware of; because today the CDC tells us 1 in 5 children are sexually abused.Please, sign the petition, and make America great again for its most vulnerable citizens, our children.Watch the video [TRIGGER WARNING]

Stop Abuse Campaign
32 supporters
Petitioning PA Senate Pro Temp Joe Scarnati (R)

32,800 PA kids will be sexually abused in 2017 #oneistoomany

The details horrified the nation. Over fifty Clergy members were involved. Hundreds of children were abused. Some were drugged. Some were made to wait in line, forced to watch the children in front of them be abused, knowing their turn was coming. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s report about the sexual abuse within the Johnstown-Altoona diocese was shocking. But perhaps the most shocking part is that none of the identified victims can get their day in court. None of those sexually abusive clergy are going to spend a day behind bars. They can still get jobs with children. They can still babysit. And legally, they are still not sex offenders.That’s because none of the victims reported the crime before Pennsylvania’s Statute of Limitations kept them from the courtrooms. Here are some facts: Currently 1 in 5 (22%) children are sexually abused (Source CDC) [1] It takes survivors an average of 21 years before they can disclose their abuse [2] Only 1 in 10 (10%) of people who sexually abuse children will see a day behind bars [3]Because they are protected by Pennsylvania State laws called Statutes of Limitations.Statutes of Limitation for child sexual abuse protect sexual predators and endanger children. Based on the CDC’s research, 32,800 children will be sexually abused in Pennsylvania this year. That’s unacceptable.Please, sign this petition and tell our legislators to eliminate the Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse. Tell them that children deserve protection, and sex offenders deserve punishment.  Citations:Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study Vincent J Felitti MD, FACPA, , Robert F Anda MD, MSB, Dale Nordenberg MDC, David F Williamson MS, PhDB, Alison M Spitz MS, MPHB, Valerie Edwards BAB, Mary P Koss PhDD, James S Marks MD, MPHBDisclosure of Child Sexual Abuse Among Male Survivors” by Scott D. Easton, December of 2013 Clinical Social Work JournalRobert Baker of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, Massachusetts Office of Public Safety. 2008. Read the report from Attorney General Support our New York State Petition Visit our website    

Stop Abuse Campaign
74,193 supporters
Petitioning Andrew Cuomo, New York State Senate, New York State House, John Flanagan, Carl Marcellino, Terrence Murphy, Thomas O'Mara, Simcha Felder, Ruben Diaz, Neil Breslin, James Tedisco, Jeffrey Klein, Lin...

43,000 New York kids will be sexually abused in 2017. Help Governor Cuomo protect them.

More than 43,000 children will be harmed by sexual abuse this year in New York State; and that will happen next year too unless we help Governor Cuomo get the Child Victims Act passed. Please add your name now.Here’s the story of just one sex abuser, how the law protected him and put hundreds of other children at risk.Louise VanWie, one of New York’s most dangerous sex offenders, is about to be released back into the community whose innocent children he preyed on. In 1997 when VanWie was charged with sexually abusing four children, police said he admitted to abusing hundreds of others. Authorities were inundated with phone calls from other victims. But, New York’s strict, five-year statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases stopped the police from charging VanWie with additional crimes. If they had charged him with hundreds of additional crimes his release would not be an issue today.VanWie is only an exception because he was prosecuted. Nine out of ten sex offenders remain free on our streets, and even when they are reported there is nothing, absolutely nothing that the police can do about it.Here are the facts: Currently 1 in 5 (22%) children are sexually abused (Source CDC) [1]  It takes survivors an average of 21 years before they can disclose their abuse [2] Only 1 in 10 (10%) of people who sexually abuse children will see a day behind bars [3] Because they are protected by NY State laws called statutes of limitations. What makes this worse, despite the VanWie case and countless other examples, state lawmakers have refused to change the statute of limitations, one of the shortest in the nation. New York bars child victims from proceeding with criminal charges or civil litigation once they turn 23.Help Governor Cuomo protect our children. Add your name to this petition now.Click this link for more information including how to protect your children from monsters like VanWie. Click this link to protect children in Pennsylvania too.Citations: Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) StudyVincent J Felitti MD, FACPA, , Robert F Anda MD, MSB, Dale Nordenberg MDC, David F Williamson MS, PhDB, Alison M Spitz MS, MPHB, Valerie Edwards BAB, Mary P Koss PhDD, James S Marks MD, MPHB Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse Among Male Survivors” by Scott D. Easton, December of 2013 Clinical Social Work Journal Robert Baker of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, Massachusetts Office of Public Safety. 2008.  

Stop Abuse Campaign
69,444 supporters
Petitioning Connecticut Governor

Make the health and safety of children the priority of Connecticut's family courts.

According to the CDC's ACE study witnessing domestic violence traumatizes children. In 2014 over 46,000 Connecticut residents asked for assistance with an abusive relationship. In 2015, seventeen residents lost their lives to abuse. Nationally 58,000 dangerous abusers are given unsupervised visitation or custody with their children every year, and when there are allegations of sexual abuse, the alleged abuser is granted custody 85% of the time. In a recent two year period 175 children were murdered by abusive fathers involved in contested custody cases, often with the inadequately trained court professionals helping them to gain access to their children. Connecticut has an unprecedented opportunity to become a state where abuse is prevented, not tolerated. Because no child needs to experience witnessing domestic violence. Because no child deserves abuse. Because children deserve to be protected from trauma.  Act now, sign and share the petition, protect Connecticut's children from court mandated abuse. And if you want to help protect kids in other states, click here

Stop Abuse Campaign
527 supporters
Petitioning Andrew Cuomo

Stop our children from being abused and murdered

My great grandson, Eain Brooks, was only 5 years old on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 when Matthew Kuzdal, his mother's 26 year old boyfriend, murdered him after sexually abusing him. You can never fill the hole in your heart left by the loss, especially the murder, of an innocent child. It's worse when that child is one of your own. Eain was one of ten children to be murdered in Erie County in the last three years. And in the two years since Eain was murdered, Child Protective Services have confirmed another 7,500 children have survived abuse in the county.  One child is one too many, especially when the CDC's Adverse Childhood Experiences study proves all child abuse is a matter of life and death. The reason so many children are dieing and being abused is child protection budgets are woefully low meaning caseworkers have too many cases to investigate. Since Eain died they have invested in more CPS case workers but not in actually preventing children being abused. A report to CPS (child protection services) is too late. It means a child is already abused. We should prevent child abuse so they don't have to investigate so much of it. Abuse can't be undone. Abused children live shorter, sicker lives and contribute less to society. Their minds, souls and bodies forever scarred by betrayal and fear. CPS keep most abused kids alive, but kids deserve more. They deserve not to be abused at all. If you agree we should prevent children from being abused rather than just waiting till they are then join me in calling on Governor Cuomo to provide the funding.  Help me make sure Eain and all the other children did not die in vain. Thank you. I'm Eain's Great Grandmother Carolyn Spring and I started Eain's Echo when Eain was murdered. We work with the Stop Abuse Campaign to prevent abuse and neglect.

Stop Abuse Campaign
1,154 supporters