By COLlive Staff
A Town Hall meeting will be held in Crown Heights Sunday to discuss abuse prevention in the frum community.
The event will center on awareness regarding school policies towards abuse and victims, and will encourage and educate parents in what they can expect and demand from their child’s school and camp.
“Shame, secrecy, and fear around discussing abuse is a harsh reality in every community, both frum and secular,” organizers told COLlive. “But we must confront it.”
Charles Hynes, District Attorney of Kings County who has been in hot water recently over his office’s handling of such crimes in the community, is scheduled to address the topic.
He will be joined by legal experts – Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel, Clergy Abuse Attorney Irwin Zalkin, Rabbi Yosef Blau, Senior Spiritual Guidance Counselor of Yeshiva University and Rabbi Zvi Gluck, Director of crisis management at “Our Place” center in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Speakers will discuss what policies can be implemented to combat abuse in our community specifically, and to give proper direction on what to do if G-d forbid abuse occurs.
“We will be giving practical solutions to protect potential and actual victims,” the organizers said.
The event will take place Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 4:00pm at the hall at 580 Crown St. between Albany Ave. and Troy Ave. in Brooklyn, NY.
The event is open to the public, men and women are invited to attend.
Victim advocate Eliyahu Federman is the event spokesperson and can be reached at [email protected]