Corey Feldman, star of many of America’s most iconic movies and heroic survivor of childhood neglect and sexual abuse, announced jointly with CHILD USA that he will serve as National Ambassador for CHILD USA, one of the nation’s leading non-profits dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse and neglect. Feldman will work with CHILD USA to raise awareness nationwide regarding current state statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse crimes that protect predators and prevent justice, and will support the organization’s efforts in New York to pass the Child Victims Act.
As part of the effort, Feldman has donated to CHILD USA to support its work to end the statutes of limitations for child sex abuse nationwide. Feldman will also be donating to CHILD USA from his GoFundMe campaign to give back to those who are still suffering. A founding member of New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators, CHILD USA is currently working on a campaign to pass the Child Victims Act in New York State, seeking to include the measure in the New York State budget and pressure the State Senate to support its passage. New York has among the worst laws for victims of sexual abuse in the nation
“I am beyond honored to lend my voice to an organization that is so closely aligned with my cause,” said Corey Feldman. “Marci has been a strong voice and leading advocate for change even longer than I have and I have spent most of my life working towards this change. I know that by joining forces, we can and will accomplish endless victories in the name of innocence lost. It is my pleasure to donate both financially as well as my time and efforts in order to do whatever it takes to stop the abuse and preserve innocence!”
“Corey was failed by the justice system, but he is helping change the world through the courage to tell his story,” said Marci Hamilton, founder and CEO of CHILD USA. “Corey has inspired and comforted countless survivors of sexual abuse, and now will be using his megaphone to change child sexual abuse laws state-by-state. CHILD USA could not be prouder to name Corey as our national ambassador, and we look forward to working together to hold sexual predators accountable for their crimes.”
As a victim of multiple instances of abuse, Corey Feldman has been speaking out on this topic for years. From his book “Coreyography,” to his brave and candid interviews with national media outlets, Corey has served as both a face and a voice of this cause. He has worked with various organizations over the years and launched his Truth Campaign in an effort to finally get justice and show the world firsthand the horrors that he and so many others have endured.
In New York State, most victims are barred from filing criminal and civil claims once they turn 23 years old, even though research shows it takes most victims decades to report childhood abuse. CHILD USA’s advocate coalition, New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators, is turning up the heat on the New York’s governor and vulnerable state senators to support passing the Child Victims Act in 2018.
Feldman will be campaigning with CHILD USA in New York State in the coming months.
About Child USA
CHILD USA identifies the laws and policies that harm our children and then conducts relevant evidence-based legal, medical, and social science research. With these facts, CHILD USA shines a light on the better pathways to truly protect all children from abuse and neglect. Our research is the nation’s leading resource for statutes of limitations for childhood abuse and neglect crimes in all fifty states. CHILD USA draws on the combined expertise of the nation’s leading medical and legal academics to reach evidence-based solutions to persistent and widespread child abuse and neglect. Visit www.childusa.org for more information.