3 results for month: 03/2015


U.K. Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety Recommends Restitution for Child Pornography Victims

Today the U.K. based Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety published a “Digital Manifesto” which it sent to all the major political parties contesting seats in the forthcoming General Election to the U.K. Parliament calling on the government to establish a new legal right for a child pornography victim to obtain compensation from any person found to be in unlawful possession of their child sex abuse image.

House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee Hearing on the AVA: Child Exploitation Restitution Following the Paroline v. United States Decision

On March 19, 2015, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing on the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015. Testifying were Ms. Jill E. Steinberg, National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction at the U.S. Department of Justice; The Honorable Paul G. Cassell, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Utah College of Law; Mr. Jonathan Turley, Professor at George Washington University Law School; and Mr. Grier Weeks, Executive Director at the National Association to Protect Children.

House Judiciary Subcommittee Announces Hearing on the AVA

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security will hold a hearing on Child Exploitation Restitution Following the Paroline Decision on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Amy's advocate in the United States Supreme Court, professor and formal federal judge Paul G. Cassell, will testify at the hearing.

Everyone is invited to attend this public hearing as the House begins its consideration of the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015, H.R. 595.

Victims of child pornography and child exploitation, including child trafficking, should attend the hearing in person or watch online at C-SPAN.org.