Peter Pollard has served as is the the coordinator of the Western Mass. chapter of SNAP since 2003. He is also the Training and Outreach Director for 1in6, a national organization whose mission is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. Peter previously worked as a child protection social worker for the state of Massachusetts for 14 years, and as Public Education Director at Stop It Now! His comments about child abuse and community responsibility for prevention have been published in the Boston Globe, on National Public Radio, CNN, and WBUR Boston.
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.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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.