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Many children in the State of Arizona and other states are innocent victims due to the lack of laws that if were in place could safeguard and protect them.
Currently in the State of Arizona there is NO law enacted to safeguard children from a non-custodial parent (i.e. as the result of divorce) who has been placed on a state or any state's central child neglect or abuse registry due to a state's or division/department within that state's findings of neglect or abuse of that non-custodial parent.
In other words, a non-custodial parent who is on a state's central registry, as a result of a preponderance of evidence found for child neglect or abuse, can legally have unsupervised access to their children and can take them out of the state of Arizona and have their children stay with them for extended periods of time in their household. Also, the non-custodial parent who is on this child neglect or abuse registry can legally have overnight and unsupervised privileges with their children.
A law must be enacted in the State of Arizona to prevent this from occurring with children who find themselves in these unfortunate circumstances.
My hope is that all children be safeguarded by being surrounded with the healthiest, happiest environment possible for their emotional and physical development and well being.
If you agree, please sign the following petition to the Arizona Governor's office and Arizona State Legislature to enact a law that removes this loophole.
Nathan William Forrest was sentenced to 6 years non parole period for the manslaughter of Bailey James Constable. Nathan William Forrest struck Bailey across the head and body while he bathed him on the 1st of April 2011 in his home in Warren N.S.W, the actions Nathan William Forrest chose that night resulted in the death of this 4 year old boy we ask that an appeal be granted for the following reasons:
1: Nathan willingly injected a drug that gave him violent outbursts;
2: Nathan choose to bathe Bailey on the 1st of April 2011 knowing he was under the influence of amphetamines and agitated;
3: Nathan struck Bailey on the head and body more than once and as little as 4 times;
4: Nathan lied to medical professionals hampering resuscitation efforts;
5: Nathan showed no remorse after the fact, he was witnessed using drugs and alcohol while enjoying social events;
6: Nathan lied to police for the 5 weeks preceding Bailey's death hindering closure for family;
7: Nathan winked and smiled when handed the 6 year non parole period sentence he was openly over joyed with such a light sentence, this shows no remorse or potential for rehabilitation in such a short term as remorse for a crime would be where one would start;
8: Bailey was 4 years old not even 20kg when Nathan William Forrest beat him with such force he died from as stated in the autopsy "multiple injuries".
Brilliant Future, a non-profit campaign geared towards protecting the innocence of children.
My niece was groomed for 8 months, she thought she had an online 21 year old Australian boyfriend, when it really was a married couple living just up the road. The police were involved for 6 months, and gave us great hope, but in the end it got thrown out by the CPS because she was over 16. Still classed as a child in most ways but not in this.
The effect it has had on the whole family is heartbreaking, and we want to stop any other 16/17 year olds going through this. Please help us.
After whats just happened to a defenceless 5 year old girl reminds us of the sick world were living in, a society where children aren't safe.
It's a parents worst nightmare and as a parent i can't bare to think about it. How can it ever be any different if laws aren't changed.
Whats the worst that faces the sick evil paedos and child murderers. Free accommodation? Hot meals? Free education? Free gym passes?
Yes, all of the above. What do they lose? Nothing! Whilst parents' lives change forever.
Vincent M. Libweshya is raising awareness across the globe to provide support for victims of child abuse and to help prevent incidents from occurring by educating the masses.
It is our social responsibility to Prevent Child Abuse by Raising Awareness and Educating Both Children and Adults.
Libweshya Aims To Help Prevent Child Abuse (Physical, Emotional (verbal, Sexual & Neglect), by having schools educating children on abuse in a child friendly manner.
Libweshya Aims To Help Prevent Child Abuse (Physical, Emotional, Verbal, Sexual & Neglect), by educating child related professionals such as Teachers, Day care professionals, After school programs, etc. on child abuse signs.
Libweshya Aims To Prevent Child Abuse (Physical, Emotional, Verbal, Sexual & Neglect), by educating Communities about child abuse, proper & improper discipline and by providing tools and resources to assist with ensuring these resources are available.
Libweshya urges all parents as well as youth to sign this petition and to remember that we all have a duty to speak up & do the right thing for those children who are being victimized.
Related links with more information, documents, survivor accounts, media coverage, etc. about Straight Inc.
"Straight, Inc. (1976-1993) publicly claimed to rehabilitate teenage drug users by using tough love and Alcoholics Anonymous principles. Straight, Inc. provided NO professional counseling: Straight, Inc.'s "treatment model" relied exclusively on "positive peer pressure" from unprofessional staff (program graduates) and from the teenage clients. Straight, Inc. claimed to have an astronomically high success rate and was supported by both the Reagan and Bush administrations."
"However, Straight, Inc. did not publicly reveal what many survivors will tell you. The REAL Straight, Inc. was a facility that used coercive thought reform (aka mind control, brainwashing), public humiliation, sleep & food deprivation, extremely harsh confrontational tactics, kidnapping, isolation and emotional, mental, psychological, verbal and physical abuse to forcibly break us down then remold us in the Straight, Inc. image. Straight, Inc. also operated in secrecy, just like a cult (Straight, Inc. has been listed on at least 2 cult expert websites). No outsiders were ever permitted to know what really went on. Straight's rules and our fear of harsh punishment prevented us from talking to outsiders or from reporting abuses."
http://survivingstraightinc.com/straight_articles_and_information - lots of articles, books, radio shows, etc. here written by journalists, cult and drug war experts, addictions experts, etc.
Also, here is a link to the petition that was posted on another site - the old version has technical difficulties that cannot be repaired - 583 signatures collected there.
Please don't just like. You need to sign ;)
In August 2005 - A TWISTED teacher jailed for downloading 11,000 vile images of children is masterminding a website for paedophiles from behind bars. Disgraced chemistry tutor Nigel Oldfield, 44, plays “agony uncle” to perverts who log on to the site, which justifies paedophile activities and demands sex with children be made legal. The site also advises paedophiles on how to download child abuse images without being caught.
Now released not only does the pro-paedophile ex-teacher still run blog's for that give advice to other paedophiles but he spends a great deal of time harrassing survivors of child sexual abuse on facebook, by using fake profiles. This man is a clear danger to children and should get a immediate internet ban
Oldfield was arrested in August 2002 after a shopper saw him taking pictures of children in Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre. Police then discovered child porn images on computers at his flat in Doncaster. Oldfield, was head of science at a Derbyshire school in the summer of 2002 when, over a three-week period, he collected abusive images of children/babies in several 18-hour internet sessions.
He set up the website, which the Mirror has chosen not to name, while out on licence after serving eight months for possessing child abuse images. The site was axed in May by internet service providers after a police probe and Oldfield’s probation team ordered he return to prison. But now he has managed to restart it and Oldfield is in contact with fellow perverts on the running of the website, which offers a mobile number and an email address to offer one-to-one “support”.
He is also campaigning to lower the age of consent to 12, and to legalize indecent images of children
And now he is back to his old tricks !
Click the link at top of page for full profile on Oldfield.
A video of a young Malaysian Mother beating her baby girl with a pillow, kicking her, pinching her arms and legs, and throwing objects at her has been circulating on the internet.
She was reportedly sentenced to 18 months in prison and the child was placed in Foster care.
Three former U.S. Presidents have denied children their basic human rights, and Obama will too unless we demand action. The CRC, The Convention on The Rights of the Child, is an international treaty that has been ratiﬁed by every country on Earth except the U.S. and Somalia. The CRC can change childrenʼs lives by ﬁnally giving our children their basic human rights.
These two children are paying for this:
Cristian Fernandez is a 12-year-old boy who faces life in prison. http://www.change.org/petitions/reverse-decision-to-try-12-yo-cristian-fernandez-as-an-adult
This 6 year old Texan boy was hospitalized after a school paddling. http://weatherforddemocrat.com/local/x980632247/School-parent-OK-with-paddling
Thousands of children in America suffer in similar ways! But Obama has the power to stop this by ratifying the CRC!
What does the CRC guarantee American children?
•The right to play.
•The right to be safe.
•The right to practice the religion of their choice.
•The right to an education without physical punishment.
•The right to be tried as a child, and not sentenced to life in prison without parole.
In 1995, President Clinton signed the CRC, but he didnʼt send it to the Senate. It is time for our President to take real action. Obama says heʼs committed to improving the lives of our children. He says he values their well-being. He says itʼs an embarrassment that the U.S hasn't ratiﬁed the CRC.
Enough talk, Mr. President. It’s time for action!
Over 200 non-proﬁts support the CRC, yet a small group of people are afraid of children having rights. They think parents should have 'fundamental rightsʼ over their children, to include the fundamental right to be criminally negligent parents.
. Here are a few of the crimes that will start to disappear:
. Child beatings occur in schools in 19 states more than 200,000 times a year.
. Approximately 6 million cases of child abuse go unreported annually.
. At least 200,000 children are sexually trafﬁcked across the U.S. annually.
. The U.S. is the only country on earth to imprison children for life without parole.
. America is the worst offender of child abuse in the Industrialized World.
It is time to end the hypocrisy, and give children their rights. It is time for our President to do the right thing.
Please also sign the petition on change.org: http://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-end-mistreatment-of-american-children-ratify-the-crc
For more information about...
Imprisoning children for life:
Take a Stand for the End of child abuse: rainbirdfoundation.org/takeastand
A 4 week old baby boy who was beaten and hospitalised with suspected rape injuries. this baby boy suffered from such severe beatings he has been left with all his ribs broken, a broken arm, broken collar bone, punctured lungs and severe bruising, he has even suffered a cardiac arrest at such a young age.
We as a members of the voting public are asking that those responsible, who tortured this baby boy are kept in prison, and given a life sentence, no chance of parole, with an indeterminate sentence in place, for the safety and protection of the public, most importantly our children.
Children, are the last remaining angels on our planet. The inhumane monsters that abuse them, must be stopped.
The only way to stop the action of abuse, that goes beyond human imagination, is to fight the evil with evil: DEATH PENALTY in every corner of the earth.
HELP ME TO MAKE THIS REAL. NOTHING MATTERS, NOT EVEN EARTHQUAKES, before this action of stopping abuse....
Protecting children from violence and abuse must be the paramount consideration, not secondary to the rights of the parent to have contact with the child. Too many children are being cruelly separated from their protective parent – usually the primary carer they have known since birth.
These parents may have raised allegations of abuse and violence against another party. Instead of investigating the allegations from the child protection point of view, the courts (often via single experts and ICL’s advice) label the protective parent ‘delusional’ or worse. The courts remove the child from that parent’s care and place them in an abusive situation with no review or follow-up to check on their welfare.
Children are being removed or forced into coerced shared parenting arrangements which are inflicting permanent emotional, psychological, physical and sometimes sexual damage on them.
We feel that beauty pageants exploit children and are in the interest of the mothers and not the children themselves.
We would like to see age restrictions (16+) placed on pageant contestants to ensure full consent. We oppose promoting physical beauty as a main value, and not allowing children to play with dolls, but instead, turning them into live Barbies.
We the undersigned call upon the U.N., UNICEF , Amnesty, HRW, Save the Children to halt halt the child traficking torture psychological warfare and terrorism of Canadian families:
Immediate oversight and accountability of the Ontario (C.A.S.)
In 2010 1 child in direct care of C.A.S. died every 3.5 days.
Ontario governments despite the fact that every other province in Canada allows its ombudsman to oversee child protection says no. Therefore they are a Private Corporation empowered by the Ontario Government to perform child protection services The declared goal to "promote best interests, protection and wellbeing of children.
A Corporation Maintaining 2.5 Billion Tax Dollars in funding per year. It is not a social entity most of its employees have no credentials resulting in no accountability to any Academy of Social Work.
1- 90 children died in Ontario in 2009 under direct care of Ontario Children's Aid societies studies to date unknown.
2- PRC Ontario say 90 child deaths was miraculously low yet It now appears that the 90 child deaths were all in foster care. Spread over 19,000 foster children that is 474 deaths per hundred thousand, making Ontario the deadliest juristiction for which there is credible foster mortality data, seventeen times more hazardous than care by mom and dad.
3- Census Canada states in 2006 Ontario had 3,977,005 living children.
4- Children's Aid Societies had 25,000. children in direct care.
5- Child deaths under direct care of (C.A.S.) 249 times higher PDR says still a small percent?
6- It is reported that ( C.A.S.) denies all physical abuse of children in care and they do not seek medical attention for a child unless police are called or an inquiry is demanded.
7- It is reported that (C.A.S.) does not cooperate with police or other authorities and are reported as falsifying documents.
8- It is reported that (C.A.S.) does not investigate sexual abuse of a foster child if their record states them to be an aggressive child.
9- 44% of foster children in Ontario are on psychotropic drugs.
10- It is reported children are regularly moved from foster home to foster home unnecessarily at an additional cost of 3,600. per child per move for tax benefits to all board workers at the public tax payers expense.
11- New SUV's are purchased and paid for by the public tax payers.
12- It is reported that decisions are often made by unqualified workers or falsely informed outsourced service provider's.
13- It is reported that children under the age of 5 are considered most adoptable and families have little chance of the babies being returned to them.
14- It is reported that families are targeted and psychological warfare is regularly practiced.
The Harvard Crimson reports former foster children are almost twice as likely to suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as U.S. war veterans
No studies have been done in respect to the psychological damage done to the children's families.
The societies receive funding from, and are under the supervision of the Ontario Ministry Of Children And Youth Services.
However, they are regarded as a NON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION (NGO) which allows the CAS a large degree of" Autonomy from Interference or Direction" And known lack of accountability in the day to day running of CAS by the Ministry.
Because innocent children who can not defend themselves, need someone to do the defending and fighting for them. Let's make our voices and cries heard in the attempt to keep our children safe and untouched by sexual predators.
Children are our future and I am sure that every parent would agree that the death penalty should be applied to these criminals. They are sick and possessed and should under NO circumstances be allowed back into society after such an offence.
British Govt Detains Nigerian Couple’s Six Children was published by the National paper Leadership on 21 August 2011 and named the family, while the children's identities still need to be protected for legal reasons in the UK. Their horrendous 'case' is one of the representative stories that shall form the foundation for a Parliamentary Inquiry into White Collar Crimes.
In April 2010, five Musa children were taken by Haringey Council without any legal justification, and completely false allegations, such as the mother being a sex worker, the children being from different fathers and a visibly faked letter by the eldest daughter were gradually fabricated after the event.
DNA tests took unduly long and proved the contrary, but Haringey Council was adamant about inventing more reasons for keeping the children away from their parents.
The photo gallery shows clearly what a happy family they were, before they met Haringey Council. But their sixth child was taken by nine police officers at birth. In August 2010, the oldest daughter reported being "inappropriately touched" and she has not been seen or heard by either parents or siblings since. The other children have not been seen since May 2011, and the High Commission of Nigeria has been refused consular visits - contrary to Article 36 of the Vienna Convention.
Does this family have human rights? asks Christopher Booker in one of 14 articles about the Musa Family in The Telegraph: "A council whistleblower has said that, at a recent case conference, the social workers admitted that maybe they had made a mistake, and that the mother they had falsely accused was in fact devoted and blameless. But apparently, because of “press interest” in the case, the officials agreed that the council could not afford the very damaging publicity which might follow, if the unhappy children were reunited with their parents. It was therefore vital that the council should continue to justify its actions."
The news release Cash for Kids - especially Cute Nigerians was published on 21 August 2011 to present their story, perceived to be the worst of all known cases, as part of a larger picture. More on Social Services stealing Children aka State Kidnapping.
Unfortunately, their case of child snatching is only one of many, as Christopher Booker also wrote: Britain's forced adoptions: the hidden scandal we can't ignore. Hence our petition that The Secrecy of Family Courts should be Lifted NOW.
Fascinating comments have been expressed by signers of this and other petitions advocating the Rule of Law.
Since "chronic litigant" Maurice J Kirk BVSc has acted as their McKenzie Friend, there are news on his site and his support site, besides the Musa site. While trying to help the Musa Family, he ended up in Cardiff prison where he fears to be locked into a mental hospital for life. The Nigerian Standard covered his involvement here.
On 28th November 2011, the Musas were arrested and refused bail on two occasions. Since then, a completely staged 'court case' with a rigged jury has found them guilty of child neglect and abuse and they were sentenced to SEVEN years imprisonment! A seventh child, a boy, was taken from the mother right after birth.
Their mistreatment in prison opened another can of human rights worms!
You can use Email a Prisoner to write to Gloria Musa as prisoner A 2767 CJ in HMP Holloway and Joseph Musa as A 2793 CJ in HMP The Verne respectively.
What can one call it, when victims are not only punished without crime, but also criminalised by those who are committing crimes behind the doors of official institutions?
1 in 3 girls will be molested by the time they are 13.
1 in 6 boys will be molested by the time they are 13.
95% know their attacker.
Child sexual abuse effects 1 in 10 homes.
75% of victims will never tell.
85% of child sex offenders are re-arrested.
The average sex offender will molest 117 children (most children never tell).
Hi, my name is Dorota Ketch and I am here seeking law reform to help protect children.
For background information to my story see http://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-In-Carbon-County/246841758678759
In line with our request to the UK Judiciary The Secrecy of the Family Courts should be lifted NOW, President Zuma of South Africa is prepared for his country to boycott the Olympics in 2012.
He will call for other African countries to follow suit, as soon as he gets the 2,000 signatures that were collected via Facebook.
By way of example, there is a high profile case of Vicky Haigh who has not seen her 7-year-old daughter for 17 months is reported on www.vickyhaigh.wordpress.com and the Nigerian family whose six children were taken under completely false allegations by Haringey Council.
Do consider signing Paedophiles' rights? What about the rights of our children!, too!
Many children sit in FOSTERCARE unjustly. Family members and family friends are being denied custody of the children, because CPS wont let the children go. CPS makes a profit by keeping children in FOSTERCARE and therefore children are being held against their rights. CPS destroys more children and kills more children every year than the assumed abusive parents do.
Many times false allegations are placed against parents and the children enter into FOSTERCARE HELL. Let`s fight back for our children and make them a #1 priority again. They are our future and if we dont protect them, we are not protecting our futures. Thank you!
The problem of Parental Alienation in our state and beyond has become critical despite the fact that we as a society have the highest obligation to protect our children.
Dr. Richard Gardner, the first to recognize PAS, defines it as "a disorder that arises primarily in the context of child-custody disputes. Its primary manifestation is the child's campaign of denigration against a parent, a campaign that has no justification. It results from the combination of a programming (brainwashing) parent's indoctrination and the child's own contributions to the vilification of the targeted parent."
One of the leading professionals in this area, Dr. Richard Warshak, author of Divorce Poison, is puzzled by some therapist’s ambivalence in preventing PAS. While they agree that the brainwashing of PAS is a form of emotional abuse, they often fail to remove a child from the obviously damaging environment; yet they would be the first to do so if there were any signs of physical or emotional abuse. This is particularly alarming when you consider the fact that the impact of emotional abuse is worse than any other abuse, both in severity and duration.
RK Hendricks Esq., a retired family law attorney, pro tem judge and founder of Protection for Men, notes that no one has taken the time to educate bureaucrats and judges on the cultural changes that have taken place over the past 50 years. This failure has led to exploitation of the judicial system.
Hendricks continues that discussing this topic is simply too explosive and most are uncomfortable doing so publicly. He warns however, “if you are a wholesome and nurturing father, you need to fiercely protect your rights, as well as the rights of your children!"
PLEASE NOTE: That the above publish date is the origin of petition cause. The petition below was been updated in the month of November of 2011.
The following statement is of my own personal opinion and true beliefs.
I spent less than a year as a licensed private investigator with little to no skill in order to discover what will no doubt soon lead to one of the most significant discoveries and or disclosures of judicial industry information regarding the Canadian family court system ever disclosed.
It is my true belief with respect to my simple discovery that there are no changes that could possibly ever be made to the present family court system that would reduce the enormous amount of suffering and death presently taking place.
With your support, this never before seen judicial industry information will be for the first time, gathered, compiled, then disclosed to the public.
Iranian Judge Returns Severely Abused 4 Year Old to Abusive Parents
Iran Human Rights, May 19: A judge in Tehran has decided to hand over Nima, a 4 years old boy who has been subjected to severe physical abuse, back to his abusive father, reported the Iranian state run news agency ISNA today.
The report said: "Nima, is a four years old boy in Tehran, and the second victim of child abuse [who received media attention] in the past month. Yesterday, and only ten days after he was taken to the Mofid Children’s hospital, he was released and delivered to his abusive father."
"Nima suffered injuries from severe beatings from his parents who burned various parts of his body including his genitals and caused deep bruising around his eyes. He was transfered to the hospital on May 8th. Upon arrival at the hospital, Nima told the staff that his father had burned his body" said the report.
Mostafa Eghlima, the President of the Academic Association of Social Workers in Iran told ISNA, “According to the law, a father may refer to the Judiciary any time he wishes to collect his child.” He added, “Even though the legal proceedings have allowed for Nima to return to his father, we must [know] how the presiding Judge came to the decision that the father is qualified to care for Nima.”
According to paragraph 220 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, if the father or father’s father kills his child or grandchild, he will not be punished for murder. Physical punishment by a parent is permitted in Iranian law.
This petition was started by Jane Davies in the streets of Carmarthen and published on Unity - Injustice. It is an expression of campaigning efforts by many individuals, organisations and John Hemming as the leading MP.
"Lifting secrecy" implies not issuing 'injunction', 'reporting restriction' or 'gagging' orders, as reported in The untold story of gagging orders by The Independent: only 69 related to celebrities, while 264 were about children and young adults.
By publishing this petition, this site to support Vicky Haigh and this site to support Bishop Gloria Musa, I hope to raise awareness online. Here are the marvellous comments by petition signers.
Please note the videos of rallies Against Child Abuse in London!
Please note also that 100,000 signatures get us a formal debate in Parliament. At 100 per day, that means in 3 years!
The worst case and international cover-up seems to be Linda Lewis, but Ian Josephs who publishes Forced Adoption [revamped into Punishment without Crime] and has been helping families since the 60s, reckons that the Musa case is the worst. With a rigged jury and farcically staged case, they ended up getting 7 years in prison!
The Education Select Committee has received this portfolio of nine cases for its investigation into "child protection".
The Attorney General received this 4-page letter which was left unacknowledged.
The Petition with its comments is with the President of the Family Courts, Justice Munby.
A second petition to Stop Forced Adoptions in the UK is now aimed at MEPs, UKIP and Parliaments in Brussels in London.
Great Britain: The Stolen Children - Special Radio Prize for "shocking and relatively unknown human rights violations"
The Child Protection System in England - Submission to Education Select Committee by Florence Bellone - winner of above prize
MP claims 1,000 children "wrongly" adopted every year - BBC
Social Workers sex up abuse claims to snatch children for adoption - Sunday Express
Stop Forced Adoptions in the UK - 686 signatures on 02/06/2013 - aiming at 2,000 signatures for non-UK MEPs who are supporting the issue. See Abolition of Adoptions without Parental Consent - submitted to the Petitions Committee of the EU Parliament.
How many people know about the scandals of child 'care', secret family courts and forced adoptions? - a compilation of links to online petitions;
Paedophiles' rights? What about the rights of our children! - 3,470 signatures on 24/05/2013.
we believe all children entering care for what ever reason should have access to crisis care packages which contain basics for the child in the initial 24-72 Hours.
Foster carers often tell us they receive kids at short notice or late at night when shopping is not possible, also was a child in care and know first hand how little these kids have and how much red tape must be overcome to simply access funds to purchase such items for the child.
We are happy to provide these packs free to the children , But NSW DOCS have said they are un needed as they provide everything they refereed to another organisation they fund, however the child must join this org, must pay a fee and it can take months to access it does not meet their needs during crisis.
Please make sure you sign the petition at the bottom of this page and like it.
My website has profiled over 9.000 UK paedophiles.
I am sick of hearing the excuses Paedophiles give for abusing our vulnerable and innocent children and I want society as a whole to stand up and show how disgusted we are.
Whatever the do-gooders and the well-meaning say, the sick desires of these people will NEVER go away and they will continue to do damage to our future generations.
If they have killed once, abused a child or viewed indecent images, they will do it again if they think they can get away with it – and they always believe they will. The re-offending rate of a convicted paedophile is estimated at around 70 %.
Which makes it even more bewildering to most police officers is that this type of criminal should ever be even considered for release.
And all the mental health professionals I have spoken to agree with me that paedophilia is one condition for which there is simply no reliable cure.
After reviewing this video and hearing his remarks that the subject of sexual abuse should be kept in the therapy room and the subject should be kept privately, I am a survivor and I am outraged.
It's people like he that do not want the truth coming out and believe me there are more and more of us out there than people who deny us think.
Paedophiles and rapists yesterday won the right to have their names removed from the Sex Offenders Register in a landmark human rights ruling.
Appeal Court judges ruled sex offenders who no longer pose a threat should be given the chance to have their names wiped off the police database. The decision has outraged victims’ groups who fear sexual predators will commit further crimes without any restrictions or supervision of their movements.
The case comes after two convicted sex attackers, including a child rapist, went to the High Court arguing that being on the register for life was a breach of their human rights.
Youth Insearch provides a powerful program that inspires young people, through the support of their peers, to make better choices in life. They are often products of alcohol and drug abuse, sexual abuse and violence. Many have turned to crime and considered or attempted suicide.
Youth Insearch is empowering these young Australian’s to turn their disadvantage into an advantage. 44% of those attending Youth Insearch had attempted suicide. (60% have thought about it!) After attending the weekend programs, 97% of young people report no longer feeling suicidal.
But as demand for the program increases, so too does the need for further Government assistance. Only 20% of Youth Insearch is funded by Government and thousands of ‘at-risk’ young people cannot receive the support they so desperately need.
Youth Insearch has requested Government funding of $601,200 per annum to help 1900 young people who desperately need it. This equates to the Government contributing $316 per young person.
The cost for not helping these young people is estimated to cost between $3.8m and $30.4m per annum in health, welfare and legal costs. The moral and financial logic is so compelling that Rotary and Lions are joining together to support a petition to the Government to significantly increase funding for Youth Insearch.
FOR THE SAKE OF THESE DESPERATE CHILDREN WHOSE LIVES ARE ON A KNIFEDGE-PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND SEND IT ON TO ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Let's end child-abuse here in Australia - it's time us Aussies stand up for our children rights.