SNAP stands in solidarity with Ohioans for Child Protection
(For Immediate Release October 20, 2022)
We stand in solidarity with advocates who gathered today in the atrium of the state capitol in Columbus. Ohio has almost 2.5 million children. At this rate of abuse, there are roughly 330,000 victims or potential victims among the state's youth.
Lawmakers can adopt common sense legislation to prevent abuse (HB105) and bring healing and justice to survivors (HB266). Beginning this week, Ohioans for Child Protection ask the public to devote one minute every day to protect children from sexual assault by calling their district representatives to support these bills.
This Hidden Predator Act (HB266) would allow victims to bring their abusers into Ohio’s courtrooms, and out of our neighborhoods where they could continue abuse into their geriatric years” said Teresa Dinwiddie Herrmann, Ohioans for Child Protection co-chair.
To us it is clear and simple, the protection of children is always the right thing to do, thus it is a positive step that advocates demonstrate the need for reform. Passing these bills so that those who enabled and covered up sex crimes can be exposed and held accountable makes for safer communities.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for more than 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)