The Stop Insitutional Child Abuse Act (SICAA)

The Stop Institutional Child Abuse Act (SICAA) In posts prior, we've mentioned the Accountability for Congregate Care Act (ACCA). Announced in October of last year, this was the working name of the legislation our policy team was working on in collaboration with our partners. After several months of edits and deeper conversations [...]

Washington D.C. Trip frequently asked questions

D.C. Trip frequently asked questions Why is Unsilenced going to DC? Unsilenced is headed to Washington, DC, to introduce the federal bill in Congress. Several events are planned around this momentous occasion to educate the public, raise awareness about our cause, and rally support for this legislation. When is Unsilenced [...]

The Accountability for Congregate Care Act

The Accountability for Congregate Care Act This legislation is being championed by UnSilenced and Think of Us.This bill defines the term Congregate Care Program or Facility (CCP/CCF) as a public or private entity that, with respect to one or more children who are unrelated to the owner or operator of the program, purports [...]

Call to Action: Conversion Therapy Survivors or New Hampshire Residents

Call to Action: Conversion Therapy Survivors or New Hampshire Residents CALLING CONVERSION THERAPY SURVIVORS -or- NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENTS: We need your help!! New Hampshire bill HB1077, which will repeal the prohibition on conversion therapy for minors has moved through the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee with an amendment. The [...]

Support the Accountability for Congregate Care Act

Support the Accountability for Congregate Care Act Pledge Support WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? Today, there are an estimated 120,000 - 200,000 minors in congregate care facilities across the United States. These youth are pipelined into congregate care placements through the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, school districts' individualized education programs, [...]

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