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  |  July 18, 2019

    Abuse Org to Relaunch in NY

    An event in Crown Heights will relaunch the organization Jewish Community Watch to combat child abuse in the Orthodox community. Full Story

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    Rabonim
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    Rabonim

    Which rabonim endorse it?

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    This issue has be dealt with properly when relating it to children. Otherwise they may C`V blackmail or ruin someones life. Otherwise, B”H for such an organization!

    Impossible to prove such statistics
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    Impossible to prove such statistics

    Maybe a slap by a parent is part of these numbers….otherwise it’s rediculous.

    To all those deniers...
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    To all those deniers...

    Continue living in denial…if it was your kid ch”v you’d feel very differently..

    To #2
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    To #2

    …and child abuse doesn’t ruin anyone’s life?!

    Finally!
    Guest
    Finally!

    The Neshei Newsletter wrote about this EIGHT years ago. Bronya Shaffer organized classes for parents and rabbonim and principles SEVEN years ago.
    At that time Lubvitch Yeshiva and Oholei Torah refused to allow this subject in their school adn the events took place in private homes and then in the JCM.

    So our community has come a long way, thanks to those who first opened the door. To have this event ‘officially’ in Lubavitch Yeshiva is a HUGE leap forward.

    But our rabbonim?? Maybe another eight years until they’ll openly support the eradication of child abuse!

    Safety Kid Program-Has the school's support
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    Safety Kid Program-Has the school's support

    To number 7, Both OT, Lub Yeshiva, Bais Rivkah, Bnos Menachem, Ohr menachem, Darchei Menachem-all our local schools have the SAFETY KID PROGRAM that teaches child safety to children. How can you say the schools haven’t supported the issue? They are doing THEIR part and hosted Parent Safety Workshops.

    Yankel
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    Yankel

    It is very important that this time around they do not have the “Wall of Shame.” It should be called something else — e.g., “The Safety Wall.” What needs to be emphasized is not the negative — punishing perpetrators, but the positive — keeping the community safe. Furthermore, JCW has to be very careful about their investigations. The police arrest people falsely all the time; thus JCW needs to do *their own investigation* even in the light of an arrest, to determine if the arrested party should have his name bismirched for life or not.

    out of town
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    out of town

    Anyway to see this live or later? Need it!!!

    Post script to Yankel
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    Post script to Yankel

    Kol Hakovod that this very very hurtful, damaging, painful, traumatic issue is finally being strongly and addressed in a community. But as with every gathering that we do leshem Hashem we need to be careful. The main goal shouldn’t be to punish the guilty (who are often victims themselves)rather the goal should be to protect the innocent and help the victims. Hatzlacha Rabba!

    Hatzlacha Rabba
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    Hatzlacha Rabba

    This event was phenomenal in Miami and iyh Meir Seewald will have another incredible and powerful evening. Protecting children is everyone’s responsibility

    sorry but
    Guest
    sorry but

    8 and 10 are wrong. The punishment ie isolation/imprisonment of molesters goes hand in hand with protecting would be victims. When an adult makes a choice to perpetrate these actions,he is responsible.

    agree agree
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    agree agree

    #12 is CORRECT

    Live??
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    Live??

    Is there a way COL can put it so we can watch it live?

    To #10
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    To #10

    Wrong. Statistically nearly 70% of child abuse offenders have between 1 and 9 victims, at least 20% have 10 or more victims, and some have many more. Publicizing, isolating, punishing, and imprisoning offenders is critical, and failure to do so essentially guarantees that they will offend again.

    Interesting
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    Interesting

    Interesting how some point out, correctly, that police over arrest and that all kinds of things have been used as false ploys and that one needs to be careful and may “out” innocents, instead of concentrating on safety programs, and people write “no they have to be outed.” Since the first set of posters, who they were addressing, were talking about the falsely accused, what are the last set of posters talking about?…. Seems pretty counterproductive at best.

    Schools in crown heights...
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    Schools in crown heights...

    Have had the safety program, but are not necessarily ensuring the safety measures in their schools are being met. In oholei Torah windows on doors are routinely covered by some rebbes, claiming it’s distracting to have kids looking in their windows, and other such excuses! Try taking a walk thru the halls of your kids school on a random day and see the reaction you get from the principals….

    sdy
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    sdy

    it was amazing. there is no going back now, we are clearly and strongly and effectively going forward

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