Alabama sends strong message to victims

For immediate release, Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Statement by Barbara Dorris, SNAP Executive Director, 314-503-0003 [email protected]

We applaud the wisdom and the courage of the people in Alabama for sending such a strong message to any child being sexually abused. If you are or have been sexually assaulted and find the courage to step forward, you will be believed, and we will help you. Children everywhere need to know that help is available, and the adults will step in to protect them. We hope others will follow their amazing example.

For children to be safe we need the whole community to be involved and make decisions based on what will make it easier for a child to step forward and report abuse.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 25,000 members. Our website is

Contact – Joelle Casteix (949-322-7434[email protected]),  Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003[email protected]), Melanie Sakoda, (925-708-6175[email protected])

SNAP Network is a GuideStar Gold Participant