OR- Lawyer for abuse victims passes away
For immediate release: Tuesday, Dec. 17 2013
Kelly Clark was among the most compassionate men I've ever met and one of the most effective advocates for abuse victims. Kelly always saw the big picture and put the needs of his clients - both short term and long term - ahead of every other consideration.
He was passionately committed to using civil litigation to protect kids, prevent crimes, deter cover ups and expose those who commit and conceal heinous child sexual abuse.
He could have taken more cases and won more money, if not for his dedication to revealing the truth about powerful individuals and institutions that hurt or endangered kids.
Many clergy sex abuse victims and advocates across the country were inspired by his courage and his compassion. Ours is a safer society for kids these days because of Kelly's giant heart and ground-breaking work.
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.