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Adult CSA Survivors and Victims Rights

Discussion in 'Child Abuse, Neglect & Porn' started by JVonIrsik, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. JVonIrsik

    JVonIrsik Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have a very complex situation. One where I'm being denied case evaluation based on the statute of limitations regarding CSA child sexual assault. I'm in my 40's and this crime happened when I was 3-6 years of age. I'm sparing full details here but want to get a good response from anyone out there willing to listen. I will say that my abuse was filmed and I believe distributed. There were two adults and two children (teens) involved at this babysitters home. I have lived a life of hell (PTSD, NIGHT TERRORS, PAST SUICIDAL THOUGHTS/ATTEMPTS, EXTREME AGORAPHOBIA, SELF DESTRUCTION, ETC) and its time that I get some answers/help from anyone who is like I said willing to listen. I am on a mission to end the Statute of Limitations on CSA laws and create a better program or situation for other victims/survivors. I'm having no luck in my area getting the response I desire so I'm here. Thanks In advance.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If you wish to change laws, you can start by entering politics and seeking an office in your state's legislature.

    You could even pursue election to the US House or Senate.

    If that isn't to your liking, you could start a lobbying effort of your state's elected officials.

    That requires you to get enough people to join your organization so that politicians and the media begin to listen to your agenda.

    If existing laws bar you from pursuing a remedy for your grievances, YOU and others would have to get those laws changed.

    None of the above bars you from seeking help for anything that disrupts your mental health.

    You, as can I, are free to seek psychological help, psychiatric help, spiritual help, or mental health help.

    That are many ways to pursue those goals, you have to find one, two, or a million that work for you!
     
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    Very complex situations are not well-suited for short message board posts where you get feedback from anonymous strangers.

    "Being denied case evaluation" by whom?

    Also note that, as far as I can tell, the relevant statutes of limitations are, for criminal prosecution, ten years after the victim turns 18 (or, in some circumstances, earlier than that), and, for a civil lawsuit, three years after the victim turns 18.

    Beyond that, you didn't ask a question, and it's not clear what sort of responses you're seeking. If you want to go on a crusade to change existing laws, this certainly isn't the place to do or start doing that. If you just want someone to listen to your story, you probably should seek out a mental health professional.
     
  4. JVonIrsik

    JVonIrsik Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am looking at the Lobbying side of this. That sounds to be the best rout. I have spent my whole life in therapy and now that I have my profile I can create a control study that will show that the Statute of Limitations in this particular situation needs to have a different criteria than laws based on time.

    As I have found, a person may go well into their adult life petrified of seeking any form of justice as in my case.

    I think that by changing the laws, and with the speed at which communication travels today. We can generate a debate about how to help those of US who have been victim to something that literally follows us our whole lives.

    This cause major financial grievances, and this adds an entire un needed layer of burden that the person has no control over the "why" of this particular situation.

    I believe my goal in this thread will be to find ppl who do understand laws and can guide me to understanding how to create something that is more efficient than the current.

    I am not however looking for therapy, sympathy, or any form of free services. I'm simply trying to open up a thread for resource material and advice on the law side of this subject. I use my life as a fragment of a control study, as we are all different but similar in nature.

    The hardest issue is determining, how to de-stigmatize society in order to take a serious look at just how bad , ignoring this past the statute of limitations is on society as a whole.

    Thanks, Judge for the response. I hope I'm articulating my words correctly as not to be misunderstood on why I'm putting this thread on this site.
     
  5. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    There is strength in numbers.

    Take almost any issue in our society today, and squeaky wheel gets the attention, and very often the reform.

    I am sure there are thousands of others all over this country who live in pain, and understand there is power when you organize.

    Take the issue of vaccines for children, drug addiction, equal rights, and all other form of discrimination; a politician will shoo away two or three people, but can't ignore a crowd of 2,500 peaceful protesters marching silently around her office.
     
  6. JVonIrsik

    JVonIrsik Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Very well put. I've spent the last year looking into how to write a bill. And you are correct there are a later number of others.

    Most, as in my case were threatened with death and other scare tactics, his created an environment where ppl are simply afraid to speak out, at least until they go through a good Chanel to help get the courage to step out into the light of the public. I'm 41 and feel as though now I'm able to dedicate my time to this and help others beat the fear.

    I know in NY State they extended the statute of limitations for 6 months I believe. That's how I came about wanting to move on this issue. So its already proven to generate a push for a nation wide change.
     
  7. JVonIrsik

    JVonIrsik Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Can one person draft a bill for law changes, or dose it have to be affiliated with a political group?
     
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    A voter can lobby his/her congressperson, senator, [governor and/or president] (at the both state and federal levels) by writing letters, visiting the elected official(s), or organizing a group that lobbies the official(s).

    Only an elected member of a state legislature or the federal congress can create a bill in an attempt for it to become law.

    There are dozens of groups that are advocating for victims suffering childhood and/or adult sexual abuse.

    Most of those groups have the ears of elected officials, and advocate fiercely for victims.

    I suggested you make contact with as many of them as you can, and offer your services in the fight to protect vulnerable people and get redress for victims.

    No need to make your own wheel when you can join like minded people pursuing that which you seek.

    Much can be accomplished when people band together pursuing a common cause.
     
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