Would Child Welfare Programs Still Be Failing If They Were Anti-Poverty Instead of Anti-Abuse? 

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families plunged into its current wave of trouble in December 2013, when a five-year-old named Jeremiah Oliver disappeared, and his disappearance went unreported for months, despite his family being under investigation from child services. In the spring of 2014, his body…

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Man Who Raped Child 200-300 Times Sentenced to 50 Years In Prison, Town Still Supports Him

Darren L. Paden is a father, as well as a former volunteer fire chief and deployed member of the military. He’s also a confessed child molester who sexually assaulted a girl for over six years, raping her between 200-300 times starting when she was a toddler. But even though he’s admitted to his crimes, not all the…

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Urges Associated Press to Stop Using Phrase 'Child Prostitute' 

Earlier tonight Sean Diddy Combs tweeted a link to a Change.org petition that urges the Associated Press to stop using the phrase “child prostitute.” The petition, written by survivor Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, asks that the media consider the implications of the phrases “child prostitute” and “child…