Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: JTAFV has iits say

March 2, 2015 by J-Wire
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The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Inc. has commended the courage of those victims who came forward to give evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.JTAFVA statement released by the group says: The victims were betrayed by organisations and people in authority at that time and those failures and omissions were categorically wrong. The victims and their families placed their trust in those organisations and people and that trust was manifestly broken. We also acknowledge and pay tribute to the courage of those whose disclosures led to the hearings themselves and bear witness to their ongoing pain.

The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Inc. also acknowledges all other victims in our community whose abuse was not the subject of the Royal Commission’s enquiries but whose suffering and distress is also present.

We reiterate our earlier statements made during the enquiry that all institutions must have appropriate policies in place to safeguard children and all Rabbis and Rabbinical students as well as all teachers and any other people with children in their care must undergo appropriate training in the area of child protection.

We have served, and will continue to serve our community in the campaign for the elimination of all forms of family violence through community awareness and provide information and referrals to those who contact us on our support line on a confidential basis. We continue to commit to the health, safety and wellbeing of our community.

Now is the time to show compassion in a positive way and allow our community to start healing.

JTAFV acknowledged and respected the decision of those who chose not to come forward and give evidence.


4 Responses to “Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: JTAFV has iits say”
  1. Michael Wise says:

    You may care to look at:

    • Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone says:

      Thank you Michael Wise for the link.
      Excellent, the Taskforce seems like organization of great value, may it increase in influence.
      Matbe you answer my other question regarding the “organizations and people in authority”….

  2. Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone says:

    which and who are the ” organizations and people in authority….” mention in the first paragraph of above statement.

  3. Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone says:

    who are the board members of the JTAFV?

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