This Week’s Blog Post

May 18, 2020 

If Kids Were at the COVID-19 Policy Table…

By Marci Hamilton

Previous Blog Posts


May 11, 2020

What it was like to have gone through the system and come out the other side? What are my concerns about what we will see on the “other side” of the Corona pandemic?

By Katrina Yearicks

Yearicks is an Ambassador with ChildUSA working on reform in the family court system. She is a child advocate, a mother of three girls, and a survivor of a complete systematic failure to protect her children.  Yearicks is a licensed nurse, US Navy Veteran, and licensed massage therapist.

May 4, 2020

Unintended Consequences for Children of the COVID Shut Down

by James Dwyer

James Dwyer is Professor of Law at the College of William & Mary, where he teaches Youth Law, Family Law, and other subjects. Among his many books are Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice (University of Chicago Press 2019) and Liberal Child Welfare Policy and Its Destruction of Black Lives (Routledge 2018).

April 27, 2020

CHILD USA’s Pro Bono Amicus Advocacy Project: Taking on Cutting Edge Child Abuse and Neglect Legal Issues

by CHILD USA’s Legal Department: Professor Marci Hamilton, Staff Attorneys Alice Hanan & Jessica Schidlow, and Legal Fellow Alice Bohn

April 20, 2020

Hollywood Is Letting the #MeToo Movement Become #NotMe Harassment: Time’s Up for Celebrities Attacking Their Own Victims

by Marci Hamilton, CEO of CHILD USA


April 13, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic wreaks havoc on survivors seeking justice under the CVA but it will be worse for survivors who have not yet come forward unless the CVA is extended 

by Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer and advocate for survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. He is a trailblazer in the representation of victims of sexual abuse, devoting 100% of his 25 years in practice to the cause. He believes that empowering abuse victims is the most important part of representing them. Victims of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation from all over the United States seek Jeff out to represent them in civil lawsuits.


April 6, 2020

COVID-19’s Deleterious Effect on Child Sex Abuse Survivors and the Critical Need to Pass a One-Year Extension of New York’s Child Victims Act

by Jennifer Freeman

Jennifer is an attorney, barred in NY and Florida, with the Marsh Law Firm, representing approximately 600 victims with child sex abuse claims under New York’s Child Victims Act.


March 30, 2020

Statute of Limitations (SOL) Summary in Our New Normal

by Kathryn Robb, Esq.

Kathryn Robb is a lawyer, legislative advocate, and law instructor who has been fighting to pass meaningful child sex abuse legislation for 14 years in multiple jurisdictions. As an outspoken survivor of child sexual abuse, Kathryn continues to use her voice to implement common-sense legislative change.


March 23, 2020

A Call to Action: Children Are at Heightened Risk of Abuse During the COVID-19 Crisis

by Professor Marci A. Hamilton , CEO, CHILD USA


March 19, 2020

Coronavirus, Children, and the Common Good

by Professor Marci Hamilton, Founder and CEO CHILD USA





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