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Justice. Is it more than a pipe dream for survivors of childhood abuse, or can it become reality? From the issue of statutes of limitation to the grueling process of the deposition and trial, seeking justice as a survivor is a challenge. Over the past few years it has become clear that childhood sexual abuse is more prevalent than previously known and more and more common myths are beginning to get dispelled. Less than 3% of abusers ever receive adequate penalties for their crimes. It is important for a victim of childhood sexual abuse to understand that you are not alone, and that the abuse was not your fault. The decision to pursue legal action against an abuser is a difficult one. Join Misa with sexual abuse attorney, Michael Kinslow for an eye-opening discussion about the role of justice in the healing process for survivors this Saturday, May 11 on Beyond Abuse Radio.
Michael Kinslow is a trial lawyer. Inspired by Robert Kennedy’s call to dedicate ourselves “to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world,” Kinslow represents people who have been physically, emotionally and psychologically harmed by others. Since becoming admitted to the practice of law in California in 2005, his principal area of work is representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
This work has taken Kinslow into courtrooms throughout the state and across the nation, helping to stem the damage caused to his clients and society by the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse. These efforts include both the litigation of individual cases and active participation in complex coordinated proceedings against large corporations who provided pedophiles access to children.