Please show your support for a member of our Greek community who continues to courageously battle the evils which befall the victims of sexual abuse. Jason is a very dear friend of mine and amazing individual. With help and support of other victims, Jason is currently seeking to keep his abuser in jail through the remainder of his prison term.
We all agree Greek organizations can provide a truly amazing level of emotional support in difficult times. The following link takes you to a story on the website 30is30.com which was created by Jason and co-victims of his abuser. The story was written by one of Jason's fraternity brothers as a result of Jason telling his collegiate chapter he was sexually abused in the years leading up to college.
The abuser is seeking parole after serving 15 years of his 30 year sentence. The case never went to trial and the abuser is up for parole in Alabama in January 2012. Jason strongly believes that as many as 40 boys and young men were abused by this man from California to Alabama over the span of many years. I'm sure you agree 30 years isn't enough, so let's keep him in jail for the next 15 years until the end of his term.
Please visit the website to find additional resources for parents, victims, and communities on how to prevent sexual abuse from happening. Molestation is not a 4-letter word, and it is definitely perpetuated in silence. Be sure to talk to your kids and be aware of their surroundings at all times. I also encourage you to sign a petition or write a letter to the Alabama Pardons and Parole Board to keep Jason's abuser in jail.
All the resources you need are located on the website. Please donate a small portion of your time to help make this happen!
I feel strongly that Jason's efforts will go well beyond keeping his abuser in jail, and I hope your support and acknowledgement of this important issue helps to prevent future abuses from occuring.
Alpha Xi Delta, TFJ