Bridges All Around Us

We are building bridges around here these days. As I drive to work each day, I seem to run into one area or another in the short distance between my house and the office where road work is happening. In some places they are repaving roads and in others they are changing lanes. Sometimes I’m

What about the throw away child?

By Tammi Pitzen, Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Recently I spent time learning about child sex trafficking in the United States. Sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Estimates place the number of  domestic and international sex trafficking victims in the millions. Most of the victims of sex

Lessons I learned from my father

By Tammi Pitzen, CAC Executive Director Ask anyone who knows me well and they will tell you I am a Daddy’s Girl. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love my mom, but my dad has always been my hero. Some of my strongest personality traits are ones I inherited from my father.

Viewing child pornography: A victimless crime?

By Tammi Pitzen One of my recent blog posts focused on the idea that viewing child pornography is not a victimless crime. I decided to add a part two because further explanation seemed to be needed. I think we can all agree that taking pictures of children for sexual pleasure is against the law, even

The shocking facts about child pornography

  When most people think about child sexual abuse, they think of those children in which an adult has touched a child in an inappropriate way. But there are also non-touching forms of sexual abuse. In the age of fast moving technology, there are new victims who can be vulnerable to re-victimization over and over