Legal Processes

Why is it so difficult? (And staying undaunted)

  By Betsy Lewis, Social Media Contractor for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County I post about the topic of child abuse to the CAC’s social media platforms. I have done this for a few years now, and many days it seems like I am posting some version of the same story over and

Hope for the Future of Foster Siblings

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Last week I had the opportunity to participate in Legislative Days for the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers (The State Network for agencies like the Children Advocacy Center of Jackson County).  Last week was one of those weeks that

Judge blames rape victim for not “keeping her knees together”

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County That day is not today. Remember in my last blog that I yearned for a tomorrow where people understood trauma and what consent is?  Well, after reading a story in the news and doing a little research on that story…that day

Brock Turner: A Dangerous Unrepentant Rapist

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center I am angry.  I am disappointed.  I am disheartened.  I pay very close attention to the outcomes in rape cases across the country, especially those that are deemed “news worthy” as they tend to be a gauge of what we as a society think