False Reports

New Oregon laws and justice for victims

By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center This week I was asked about some new laws that passed in Oregon and what they mean for victims. One extends the statute of limitations for sexual abuse. One increases penalties for people who video record or take pictures of victims during private moments and

Bill Cosby, Public Trust, Silence and Blaming the Victim

By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County I grew up watching the sitcoms fueled by the comic genius that is Bill Cosby. I watched “Fat Albert”. I watched “The Cosby Show”. I watched “Kids Say the Darndest Things”. I even watched the spin off from “The Cosby Show”. We

What About False Reports of Child Sexual Assault?

By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Recently I read a Letter to the Editor in a publication produced in Jackson County regarding false allegations of sexual assault and felt compelled to provide some clarification around some of the information that was written in the editor’s response. I am