Petition to Jay Costa, Pennsylvania State Senate, Robert Casey, Tom Wolf, Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania State House, Andrew Dinniman, Patricia Vance, Stan Saylor, Brendan Boyle, Frank Farry, Glenn Thompson, Mike Kelly, Tim Murphy, Tom Marino, Mike Doyle, Dan Miller, Robert Freeman, Marguerite Quinn, Matthew Cartwright, Lou Barletta, Scott Perry, Charlie Dent, Bill Shuster, Florindo Fabrizio, Robert Brady
Support Safe Harbor Legislation for Sexually Exploited Children
The average age of commercially sexually exploited children is 14. Juvenile victims of sexual exploitation face a life continually threatened by torture, rape, broken bones, fractures, and extreme psychological manipulation to such an extent that most victims develop symptoms of Stockholm Syndrome as a result of having been trafficked. According to the International Labor Organization, 4.5 million illegally trafficked individuals are forcibly sexually exploited, and 21% of those individuals are estimated to be less than 18 years of age. Children who are victimized in the illegal sex trade are still criminalized in the state of Pennsylvania. The state contends that it is legal for juvenile victims of sex trafficking to receive criminal charges for prostitution, public indecency, obstruction of highways and other public passages. According to the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania, Shared Hope’s Protected Innocence Challenge conducted a study of state laws in 2015 that addressed domestic minor sex trafficking. They found that Pennsylvania ranked 35th on the effectiveness of 41 legislative components addressing domestic minor sex trafficking. In regards to Pennsylvania’s attempts to address protective provisions for juvenile victims, it ranked 45th out of 51 states, with the addition of Washington D.C. Senate Bill No. 554, the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund, which proposes to provide special relief for juvenile victims of sexual exploitation in order to restore dignity, provide necessary services, ensure safety, and provide a safe harbor for sexually exploited children. Provisions proposed by the bill include: reimbursement of funds for the costs of removing a tattoo or identifying mark left on the victim by their pimp, safe and stable housing, access to education, employment and life-skills training, comprehensive case management, healthcare and trauma-based therapy, access to personal care items and adequate clothing, treatment for drug and/or alcohol dependency, and other supportive services. Supporting this petition will make a difference in the lives of children who have experienced severe trauma and chronic emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. The sexual exploitation of juveniles is both an international and domestic issue. Supporting Safe Harbor Legislation in the State of Pennsylvania will make provisions for vulnerable children who have been exposed to extremely traumatic and chronic abuse. Additionally, this legislation has the potential to create a societal paradigm shift in which victims of forced prostitution can be rightly understood and cared for as victims, rather than as criminals. I urge you to support this bill and encourage Pennsylvania to join the two thirds of the United States that have taken a stance against the sexual exploitation of minors. I have both volunteered and worked professionally with individuals who have experienced crises related to trauma, domestic violence, and sexual assault. This form of trauma shakes people to the foundation of their being. We will not be able to foster and sustain an exploitation-free society, if we are not empowering people to heal. The ramifications of criminalizing children who have experienced trauma in the form of violence and sexual exploitation are severe in terms of the implications they carry for the future of rape culture and the social acceptability of violence.
Petition to Bill Haslam
Re-Trial for Cyntoia Brown
Cyntoia Brown was only 16 years old when she received a prison sentence of 51 years for first-degree murder. She murdered a man named Johnny Allen, who had been sexually abusing her. She was a victim of sex trafficking and was later sold to the man she had killed. She feared for her life and believed that he would kill her first, so she killed him before he could kill her. I pray that this petition helps Cyntoia get a re-trial, her case dismissed, or a shorter sentence with time served. Please sign this petition calling for a re-trial of her case. This is a very sad story, especially due to the fact that she was only a child when it happened. Going through the things she went through at such a young age is very traumatizing. Physically, mentally, and emotionally, no one can ever understand what that does to a child’s mindset. If she didn't build up the courage and take a risk to save herself, she would still be going through the same thing or sadly, dead. Our laws really need to change to stop letting people like Johnny get away with things like this. Cyntoia needed help after what she went through, not her life taken away from her once again. Sign this petition calling for her re-trial! #JusticeForCyntoiaBrown
Petition to President of the United States, Pardon Attorney, Department of Justice
Justice for Cyntoia Brown
https://instagram.com/p/Bbvgf5AlSyF/ Cyntoia Brown is a 16 year old girl and a victim of sex trafficking. She was trafficked by a pimp named “cut throat” and was repeatedly drugged and raped by different men. She was then sold like a piece of property to a 43 year old child predator, however this time she chose to fight back. Cyntoia shot the 43 year old to prevent him from raping her. As a result of this she was tried as an adult and convicted. She will be eligible for parole when she is 69 years old. Help get justice for Cyntoia please. We can not understand the pain she is going through right now, to be taken away from your family, stripped of your rights, personal freedoms, and liberties, just to be failed by your own justice system. Please do whatever you can to help Cyntoia. We can not let this go or pass by because this could very well be YOUR daughter, sister, niece, or friend. Sex trafficking is a huge problem in the United States and it does not only harm the person physically but emotionally. It leaves damage that can take years to get over, if the person can get over it at all. Cyntoia fought for her life she fought to escape that life ruining situation. She is already going to have to live with what happened to her for the rest of her life, she shouldn’t have to spend that already pain filled life in prison for years and years just because she chose to fight to be free again, to fight for her rights, her ability to say yes and no, for her peace of mind, and for her survival. Please I beg of every person that reads this please help Cyntoia Brown, please.
Petition to Congress
Support H.R. 53 The CATCH Traffickers Act of 2017
Human Trafficking is the use of threats, violence, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability to force and women, children, into forced labor, or sexual exploitation. Human Trafficking is one of the biggest offences one can commit against another human , and It happens in every country around the world, with no show of slowing down. The Coordinated Assistance To Catch Human Traffickers Act of 2017 or the CATCH Traffickers Act of 2017 aims to end just this by direct the Department of Homeland Security to establish and maintain a national database for ongoing human trafficking investigations. This database is to be updated by local, state and federal law enforcement and is to be used as a resource for ongoing human trafficking investigations around the country. The issue of human trafficking moves so fast that a database such as this is needed to unite investigators across local, state, and even international lines. This bill will not end human trafficking, but it is a beginning to the much needed construction of stronger human trafficking legislation in America. The Bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/53/text The Problem: Human Trafficking has been an ongoing issue in every community across America, but unfortunately many Americans see it as a problem that doesn't affect the US. The result of this is a major lacking of policy to combat human trafficking on American soil. Why I Care? My name is Matthew Carrier I am 15 years old, and I care deeply about the issue of human trafficking simply because I am an older brother of two sisters. I can not imagine the terror and pain of those being trafficked around the world as well as their family. Human life is beautiful and should be treasured, not labeled with a price tag. Reading these horrifying facts I find it to be my duty, as a person, to do anything in my power to help end the epidemic of human trafficking. I do not feel organizations that rescue victims should spend their time advocating for policy, when they should more importantly be rescuing and rehabilitating victims of modern day slavery. That is why I have chosen the route of lobbying for policy to end modern day slavery. More Facts: Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/what-human-trafficking Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing forms of organized crime in the United States. The Average age of those trafficked in the US is 12 years old. Human trafficking is the third largest form of organized crime in America, closely behind drug and weapon trafficking. Over 13,000 calls were made in the US to the National Trafficking Hotline in 2017 alone. https://humantraffickinghotline.org/states It is very likely that 1,000,000 women and children are modern day slaves within America's borders alone. But there is no definite count given this is such a hidden issue. An estimated 40.3 million human beings are slaves around the world in 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/sep/19/latest-figures-reveal-more-than-40-million-people-are-living-in-slavery Any decent human being looks at these statistics in disgust, your support for The CATCH Traffickers Act of 2017 is a huge first step for you to make in helping to end modern day slavery. If you have any questions please reach out: Email- firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram @clahtrafficking Twitter- @clahtrafficking
Petition to Andrew Cuomo
Prevent Child Abuse and Murder
We hear the stories every day; children killed or tortured by their family. It’s heartbreaking. It’s so easy to turn away. But the saddest thing is that many of these tragedies can be prevented by existing programs. When a new parent is paired with a trained professional who regularly comes to the family home and supports, guides and teaches them about parenting, amazing things happen. Families break the cycle of poverty and violence. Children succeed in school. And child abuse is prevented. These programs, called Maternal Home Visiting programs, have 40 years worth of data proving they work. But they’re available to 10% or less of the families that need for them. That’s unacceptable. One child is too many. Our children deserve better. But they won’t get it unless we demand it. So please, sign this petition and let your voice be heard.
Petition to TO: THE SYSTEM THAT WON'T GIVE A PARENT(S) A CHANCE, President of the United States
Collenna's law Stop Forced Adoptions In The United States
change.org (FOR EVERY MOTHER AND FATHER) IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAS A CHILD, I am writing this petition to stop forced adoptions in the United States and I am forwarding this petition to the president of the United State Of America, In America alone there is a child taking away everyday from their parents everyday, most of them are young mother(s) and young father(s) from the age of 13-25 yrs of age. The system has been taking advantage of them, do to the fact of there youth, and their child(ren) as well and this is how it is happening to them.The state has been broken rules on their own policies and regulations,and state approvals of compliances.These rules should not be broken by our Owen state agencies and government agencies. In The United States they are supposed to follow guidelines and regulation(s) of policy in our country, even with reinforcement it seem to not been in force in the courts system, on parent rights laws, and these right are if a mother or father want to keep their child(ren) they have the right to keep their child(ren) and if a mother or father that don't want to keep their child they have the right to give them-up, these are our right as parents, they also have the right to ask for their children back from the state, instead of giving them their children back, they have broken their constitutional rights, and our constitutional amendment(s) laws. The amendment that I am talking about is the right to make a decision without it being forced, this is what the United States Amendment stated in the decorations, there are mothers and fathers that choose to keep their child(ren) and what is happening to them is the state is signing their rights away without their consent or authority this should be illegal, with Collenna's law, it will put a stop to these misconduct and make sure the parent(s) constitutional right are not being broken under law, my right were sign away without my consent or my authority, My child was also illegal kidnapped they had no warranty to seize my child and when I asked at the they stated you did nothing wrong they had no reason for there action, I was also a young parent that didn't know my rights, or what they were doing to me, in order for me not to have my child, this is also happen to other young parents that don't know their rights, since my constitutional right has been broken, I have the right and other citizens does too, to have a law that protect the mother and father right and with Collenna's law, is to stop forced adoption's this will protect the child from getting adopted without parent consent or authority, I would like for you to acknowledge this problem that the young generation of parent or having, also with Collenna's law it will allow parents to know there rights instead of it being forced without their consent Collenna's law, will help to fight for there rights of the decision that they had made, parent's have the rights for their decision to matters on how they want to keep their child(ren), the state alone make 5,000-20,000 dollar in (1) adoption case why are the state paying them that much money in adoptions agencies and broken our constitutional rights, Question? are they being paid for that to and how much money do they get for that? and why can't they pay the people that is willing to work on keeping families together, why can't the state pay them 5,000-20,000 dollars instead of the state that get a child(ren) adopted, this is why I am asking for your approval on my petition on Collenna's law and having this law it will only protect the right to not go against our constitutional rights, as parents fighting custody for their child(ren) or on rules, regulations and policies that all ready have been granted under family laws ,that will help protect the parent(s) rights, and from their child(ren) from being forcefully adopted, with Collenna's law these polices would be in forced into a law _________________________________ NOTICE OF MOTION FILING PETITION ON COLLENNA'S LAW STOP FORCED ADOPTION IN THE UNITED STATES, I am ordering to file a petition for Collenna's law (R2:2-4,2:5- Stop Forced Adoption in The United States for the courts to conduct the following IT'S YOUR RIGHT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS WITH COLLENNA'S LAW: With Collenna's law it will Not go against parent right as well as constitutional rights Regarding the Amendments of the United States of America if any constitutional right have been broken will be punishable under law, child(ren) statement will be recognized in the court of law if there is any false statements regarding child statement, Collenna's law will protect their right Parent(s) statements will be recognized under the court of law if parent(s) statement is false regarding parents rights if any false outlook on the well being of the child and their future, shall be question, conduct investigation on their ethical practice child protective service request will not be denied on regulations and policy followed by families practices requirement will always be countable under family law. TO QUESTION A JUDGE AND HEARING OFFICER : I have the right to record or be given an exact copy of the recording of this hearing/trial, correct? have you (as well as opposing attorney if there is one) been licensed to practice law in the state of (the state you're in)for you to become licensed by the state you had to earn and take an oath to uphold the constitution, is this correct ? It is very unlikely in a chance they will say "no" to any of those questions and say let the record show it..... (either my right are not intended to be upheld or the judge/ hearing officer or other attorneys is not legal to practicing law, I will demand a new trial /hearing when my right are legally met, there is an extremely chance anyone will say they are not legal, once they have answer your questions, one out of time say "Thank you" and then say let the record show it. you just know made the courts acknowledge that they have taking oath to uphold their rights and any unethical behavior will not be tolerated under Collenna's law PRIVACY POLICIES: Clients have the right to sign privacy policies(Rule 1:38-7) Stop Forced Adoption in the United States parents have the right to know were there recordings is being sent to and why? parents have the right to consent it too protect privacy of families (Rule 1:38-7) it will protect then from media cruelty and protect them from harassment protect child identity from harm it may cause in there life, reinforced policy(2:5-1) PRACTICE AND POLICIES : across the US and by America Bar Association. If individuals found to be in violation of their oaths of service shall be reprimanded or removed and recommendations shall be made for long term reform of particular concern are abused of judicial discretion, failure to provide equal protection and process, failure to adjudicate cases in a timely manner and uphold constitutional rights of parent to determination what is the best interest of their own children CHILD PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT PLAN: If psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and therapy gives a false outlook on the well being of the child as well as their future, shall be question, and investigation may be conducted on their ethical practice,Child protective service request will not be denied on the regulation and policies followed by family practice requirements will always be countable under law, if child needs any psychological treatment may be conducted legally and have parents written consent on what type of help they are receiving and managements, if psychologist tampered with moon altercation drugs for any type of behavior problems or psychological purpose child may be dealing with should have their parental consent and written consent by parent and Doctors, on why child need moon altercation drugs if found guilty in not the best interest of the child any of mood alteration, will be punishable under law and disbarred from courtroom and a full extension of investigation of misused and misdiagnose of children present date of working date to finish date of disbarment,if needed to be medicated only if found danger to self or others this is what mood altercation drugs is used for COMPLIANCE UPON THE PARENTS AND THE COURTS: Compliance will be recording on the parents behalf, the court will not override any decision of compliance that family protective service needs, courts will recognized and return child home to biological parent, when all requirements are meet under the law also when home has been approved, courts need to return the child home immediately under D.Y.F.S recommendation or request, if any pointed child lawyer fail to bring this to the courts attention, should be punishable under law, Collenna's law is willing to defend those right and the right of the child if the child is being neglected under the care should also be recorded in the court of law if any these court crimes conduct by the court system should be investigated and question their credibility, parent have the right to renew a fair trial in order to have the right judgement on the best interest of the child future not just the present moment or at the time PARENTS CUSTODY LAW: long term impact provide recommendations for updates to state laws that are consistent with the supreme courts, ruling without the right of each parents, shall be investigated in to child custody laws , practice to have essentially equal, ongoing and meaning relationships with their child, parent have the right to collect child support and alimony(spousal support) and follow laws and rules polices and practice that is adequately, and provide the basic financial needs of a child being cared for by one or both child not living in the same household,without violating the inalienable financial or property rights of either biological parent. true 50/50 financial responsibility for children based on USDA national guidelines on the cost to raise a child should be assumed unless otherwise agreed upon by the parents. family courts and the America justice system. UNDER OATH: If any false statement under oath is punishable under law that is conducted in the court system,and failure to uphold the constitutional rights of parents to determine what is the best interest of their own children PREJURY LAWS: Both individual states and the federal government have laws making perjury a criminal offense a criminal offense. While the basic definition of perjury is the same at both the federal and the state level, the penalties may be different. For instance, the federal law against perjury in the US Code classifies perjury as a felony. this means that someone who lies under oath in federal Codes classifies perjury as a felony. this means that someone who lies under oath in federal court, or who lies under oath to a person acting on behalf of the federal government may be sentenced to up to five years in jail. ELEMENTS OF PREJURY: Although the elements of perjury vary between individual states and federal law, he or she generally must have1) been sworn in or made a solemn legal promise to tell the truth;2) may a false statement or told a lie on purpose. Prosecutors can sometimes can proved that defendant lied by showing inconsistency in prior statements made by the defendant. For instance, if a person testifies one way in a deposition and way in court, and the statement conflict with one another, this is solid evidence of perjury even if the prosecutor cannot prove which of the statement was untrue DEFENSES TO PREJURY: Making a mistake or remembering facts inaccurately is not an intentional misstatement, so if a defendant successfully argues that he agreed he simply made an error he cannot be found guilty of perjury. it tends to be difficult for a prosecutor to prove a reasonable doubt that the misstatement wasn't a mistake , so this defense is often sucessful The Violence Against Women Act, it's effectiveness, and how gender discriminatory policy impact practices, policies and judicial decision in the family courts and the America justice system. federal and state laws and programs must be consistently and fairly written and enforced to provide equal protection under the law for both men and women in family courts and in programs intended to protect intended to protect families and children from domestic violence. I am asking legislative APPROVALS, and their help in legislating and accepting my petition on Collenna's law Stop Forced Adoption in the United States. Thank you, for Taking your time and reading my petition, I am a mother that had a child that was forced into adoptions
Petition to Federal DPHHS Denver Colorado/ Childrens Services Division, Laurie Konsella OASH, Marilyn Kennerson ACF, Tim Kohen, Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Families Demand Federal Investigation of Montana Family Services
The Citizens/Families and lawmakers of the State of Montana are demanding the Federal Department of Health and Human Services Region 8 in Denver Colorado to launch a Federal Audit and Investigation into the practices of the State of Montana DPHHS/CSFD Division, based upon numerous complaints of corruption, fraud, threats, extracting children for monetary gain, unreasonable delays and child trafficking. A recent (Partial) internal State Audit revealed that in over 300 cases randomly chosen and investigated, 78 Percent were found to be lacking the proper investigations, documentation or necessary paperwork to justify the extractions of Montana children statewide. Only a mere 7 Percent were deemed (Substantiated,) yet testimony by the public at this Hearing on November 4, 2015, showed that this 7 percent is, "Highly questionable," and likely much lower to meet the criteria for removal of children. The (Mission Goal of Reunification, or Kinship placement by (CFSD,) in Montana is rarely achieved by the Montana CFSD. Laws which govern the time allotted for Temporary Investigative Authority are ignored, often exceeding a year, often more. Meanwhile, the children are being forced to live in Foster Care homes where even more abuse occurs than would have with the biological parents, or relatives. Montana currently has over 2,700 children in Foster Care with only 1,023,579 residents, which far exceeds National Statistics. Montana currently has .27 Percent of it's population, (Children,) extracted by CFSD and is making an abnormally high profit in doing such. In fact, each Child extraction yields $7,000 from Washington D.C, for just the (Current Extractions.) This doesn't include the (3 dollars for every 1 dollar) CFSD gets from Washington D.C. by keeping children separated from their loved ones for unhealthy, often abusive and corrupt decisions by CFSD. The CFSD furthermore(Refuses) to talk to, or allow, (ANY) previous Licensed Providers (ANY input) in its investigations and is using an (Approved Providers List,) exclusively. Even some of the approved providers, who take a stand against a bad CFSD decision are threatened with removal of their State License to practice, unless they do what CFSD tells them to do. Additionally, CFSD's refusal to adherence of Federal Law governing the Native American Tribes, (ICWA,) is equally as staggering. Tribes are not being notified in a timely manner, or not at all, when children are extracted, then they are placed in non-native Foster Care homes off the Reservations. Meanwhile CFSD is raking in the Profits, thus keeping the monies due to the Tribes as well as refusing to return their children. We The People, of the State of Montana firmly attest, that the situation is, (Out of Control,) and that the CFSD is using our young as (Cash for Profit,) trafficking and threatening any family who takes a stand against them. Numerous News Articles and Television Media Reports are documenting these alarming reports of misconduct by the Montana DPHHS/CFSD. We Need Your Help to STOP this before one more child dies under CFSD. There's been plenty. We are beseeching the Federal DPHHS Region 8, and, the Federal DPHHS of Washington D.C to launch a full scale Investigation into Montana DPHHS/CFSD. This Petition WILL be sent to the following recipients: Laurie Konsella OASH Regional Director Fed. DPHHS Region 8 Denver,Co. 1961 Stout St. 08-148 Denver, Co. 80294. (303) 844- 3372 Marilyn Kennerson ACF Administration Fed.DPHHS (Child/Family Services). Phone# (303) 844-1163 (Direct Line) Tim Kohen Fed. DPHHS (Children Services/ Denver Region 8). (303) 844-1209 Federal Department of Public Health and Human Services Washington D.C. 200 Independence Ave. South West Washington, D.C. 20201 (877) 896-6775
Petition to Andrew Cuomo, New York State Senate, John Flanagan, Carl Marcellino, Terrence Murphy, Thomas O'Mara, Simcha Felder, Ruben Diaz, Neil Breslin, James Tedisco, Jeffrey Klein, Linda Rosenthal, Brad Hoylman
Sign this petition. Protect 43,000 kids from sexual abuse
Do you worry about sex offenders teaching your children? Or coaching them? Or working in a daycare? Most people think sex offender registries and convictions protect their kids The problem is that 9 out of 10 sex offenders never get convicted, and never appear on sex abuse registries. Our criminal justice system fails victims, and statutes of limitation (SOL) on the child sex abuse keep most victims from pressing charges shortly after their 18th birthday. Researchers now know it takes victims, on average, 21 years to disclose their abuse. New York’s SOL on child sexual abuse bars most victims from the court on their 23rd birthday, which ensures most sex offenders stay off registries and around kids. The Child Victims Act lengthens New York’s SOL for this crime and gives older victims a chance to press charges in civil court. It’s a way to identify the predators who are lurking around children. Please, sign this petition and protect children from sexual abuse.