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S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act

Published: 2/6/2018

Congress has passed S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act.  By: Senator Feinstein (D-CA) with 29 bipartisan cosponsors.

The bill:

  • Requires amateur athletics governing bodies like USA Gymnastics and other amateur sports organizations to report sex-abuse allegations to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department within 24 hours.
  • Authorizes the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to ensure that aspiring Olympic athletes can report allegations of abuse to an independent and non-conflicted entity for investigation and resolution, and to make sure that all national governing bodies follow strict standards for child abuse prevention, detection and investigation.
  • Extends Civil SOL to 10 years from discovery (currently 10 from injury); OR
  • If a minor, To 10 years after turning 18 (currently 3 years.)
  • The bill awaits the President’s signature.

 

Currently under consideration in the House is HR3942 Housing for Survivors of Sex Trafficking Act By: Rep Hartzler (R-MO)

  • Under the current VAWA law the Transitional Housing Assistance Grant is used to provide transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless , or in need of transitional housing as a result of a situation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
  • HR 3942 would expand this grant program to include victims of sex trafficking.

 

Since we spoke yesterday, the House has passed legislation to overhaul sexual harassment policies on Capitol Hill. 

The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (CAA Reform Act)  The legislation:

  • Streamlines the process for reporting harassment;
  • Provides additional resources to staffers such as access to an advocate to provide legal advice and representation;
  • Establishes transparency requirements for taxpayer funded settlements; and
  • Requires members who agree to settlements to reimburse the government.
  • The bill has passed the House and is headed to the Senate

Delayed reporting of sexual abuse is the norm, not exception: Guestview

Published: 12/17/2017

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Escambia County 4-H Council puts on Boots and Badges event

Published: 5/19/2018

The Escambia County 4-H Council put its efforts behind a cause on Saturday!

It was the inaugural Boots and Badges Challenge.

The competition put military naval personnel against the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in a timed obstacle course.

It was a day of family fun and many activities, including a petting zoo that featured exotic snakes and miniature ponies.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Gulf Coast Kid's House.

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Big Blue Bows for Gulf Coast Kid's House - Blue to Better campaign

Published: 3/22/2018

Employees from Envision Physician Services volunteered with the From Blue to Better Campaign.  They made bluw bows the national color or National Child Abuse Awareness, to be placed on display during April.

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Escambia County 4-H Council puts on Boots and Badges event


Big Blue Bows for Gulf Coast Kid's House - Blue to Better campaign


Chocolate Fest 2018 serves up desserts, raises money for Gulf Coast Kid’s House


Gulf Coast Kid's House hosts parent forum on child safety


Mardi Gras: Special events coming up in the Pensacola area

New Year’s and Mardi Gras season are full of good times in Pensacola. Here is a special listing of events.

New Year’S Eve
Dec. 31 • Gatsby Girls Present The 4th Annual Speakeasy Ball and Charity Event: 9:00 p.m., Museum of Commerce, 201 E. Zaragoza St., Pensacola. The Krewe of the Gatsby Girls are hosting this 4th annual event to benefit Gulf Coast Kid’s House, all are invited, 1920’s formal attire. Tickets: $85-$135. Details: kreweofgatsbygirls.com.

Jan. 14 • Krewe of Blues Pin and Bead Festival. 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Hub Stacey’s, 312 E. Government St., Pensacola. Cost: Free. Music, drink specials and diaper drive for Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Details: pensacolakreweofblues.com.


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