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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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Fred Levin Makes $200,000 Gift to Gulf Coast Kid's House

Published: 8/4/2017


The Dragons Are Coming! Fourth Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival to support Gulf Coast Kid’s House

Published: 6/6/2017

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AUDI OF PENSACOLA, GULF POWER, PREMIER ISLAND MANAGEMENT and PORTOFINO ISLAND RESORT PRESENT THE 2ND ANNUAL BRUNCH & BUBBLES ON MAY 21 TO BENEFIT GULF COAST KID’S HOUSE

Published: 5/3/2017

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S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act

Congress has passed S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act


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

The recent press surrounding Roy Moore and sexual abuse allegations highlights the crucial need for public education to show how vital it is that child sexual abuse is disclosed. Sadly, much of the conversation around the recent cases is the misconception that someone who was abused at 14 and didn’t disclose until adulthood was simply an opportunist.


Fred Levin Makes $200,000 Gift to Gulf Coast Kid's House

FRED LEVIN CONTINUES TO HONOR WIFE MARILYN KAPNER LEVIN

WITH $200,000 DONATION TO GULF COAST KID’S HOUSE ENDOWMENT

Pensacola, FL – August 4th, 2017 – Fred Levin recently donated $200,000 to ensure future operations of Gulf Coast Kid’s House. This is Levin’s second large investment into GCKH, made in honor of his late wife, Marilyn Kapner Levin. In 2003, Levin donated $500,000 to purchase and name the Marilyn Kapner Levin Center for Child Advocacy and Child Abuse Prevention. 

Full Press Release Here

 


The Dragons Are Coming! Fourth Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival to support Gulf Coast Kid’s House


AUDI OF PENSACOLA, GULF POWER, PREMIER ISLAND MANAGEMENT and PORTOFINO ISLAND RESORT PRESENT THE 2ND ANNUAL BRUNCH & BUBBLES ON MAY 21 TO BENEFIT GULF COAST KID’S HOUSE


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