IL - Chicago teacher allegedly fired for reporting abuse; SNAP responds
For immediate release: Friday, December 13, 2013
We applaud the South Side teacher who reported a case of sexual assault involving Hales Franciscan High School students by contacting the Department of Children and Family Services.
It is disappointing to hear that Rochelle Daniels has been fired for contacting DCFS after a student confided in her when the school’s administration neglected to do so. The school should do everything it can to encourage individuals who have witnessed, suspected, or experienced sexual abuse. But instead, they are choosing to send a terrible message that discourages people from doing the right thing to protect children, expose predators and deter cover ups.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.