Roundup: Public secrecy about child abuse argued in New York, Kentucky; adult brains show damage from child trauma

Roundup: Public secrecy about child abuse argued in New York, Kentucky; adult brains show damage from child trauma

Many people think that secrecy surrounding child abuse, government or otherwise, creates a system that has done little to prevent harm. Issues of government secrecy are being challenged today before New York State’s Court of Appeals where attorney Michael Lesher is presenting his case to release, under the Freedom of Information Act, files that may shed more light on child abuse in fervently Jewish Orthodox communities. The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University provides a good backgrounder in “Public Secrecy About Child Abuse“.

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