Child USA

Sioux Council Scout Executive Tom Smotherman holds 101-year-old Duane Greenfield's Boy Scout sash with its 41 merit badges.
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Mark Abrams
February 15, 2020 - 5:08 pm
A Philadelphia-based child abuse victim advocate is calling two recent lawsuits filed against the Boy Scouts of America groundbreaking cases. Read more here.
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Danielle Pollack is producing a documentary about the failures of the family court system to protect children from abusive parents.
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Carol MacKenzie
October 17, 2019 - 7:21 am
When parents get divorced, the fight over who gets custody of the kids can turn ugly. The ugliest cases are those in which a parent is accused of abuse. In a majority of those cases, the kids are awarded to the accused abuser. A child advocate from Philadelphia is on a mission to change that.
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Child sex abuse victims
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Tony Romeo
October 02, 2019 - 2:06 pm
State senators are hearing from victims, church advocates, lawyers and others about whether Pennsylvania should alter rules for child sexual abuse claims that happened too long ago to file a lawsuit. Read more here.
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L-R Deborah and Michael McIlmail, CHILD USA CEO Marci Hamilton, former gymnast and abuse survivor Sarah Klein
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Steve Tawa
February 13, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The parents of a man who won what may be the largest payout to date from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in a clergy abuse case are donating a chunk of it to CHILD USA to track the Statute of Limitations reform movement. University of Pennsylvania Law School professor...
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Empty wooden benches in old Catholic Church
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Mark Abrams
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A national expert on child abuse says the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to permanently "black out" the names of 11 men appearing in the final report of the statewide investigating grand jury on clergy sex abuse was a public slap at abuse victims. Marci...
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The feds are investigating clergy abuse probe in Pa.
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Ian Bush
October 18, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The federal prosecutors bring a dramatic escalation to the scandal that's dogged the Catholic Church, with victims' advocates saying it's about time. The searing Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing attacks on children by priests and the cover-up by church leaders...
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