Welcome to the Foundation for Survivors of Abuse (FSA)
Important Announcement: We have drafted a bill with Senator Harry Reid's office to address the issue of the statutes of limitations on sexual abuse at a national level. This bill pushes for states to seriously analyze their SOL laws and encourages them to either make massive changes or remove the statutes entirely. Please donate today to help us push this bill!
We created this non-profit organization to provide hope, encouragement,
and empowerment to survivors of abuse everywhere by working to remove
the statute of limitations for crimes of sexual abuse.
For people who have survived sexual abuse, the effects/scars can be lasting and profound. All survivors need the opportunity to heal in their own time, at their own pace and on their own terms.
An essential part of the healing process for survivors is the ability to seek
justice and prevent the potential for abuse against others by prosecuting the
predators who commit these vicious crimes. Currently, the statutes of
limitations for crimes of sexual abuse vary widely from state to state, and fail
to protect millions of innocent people dealing with the devastating effects of
these crimes. The cruel, insidious nature of sexual abuse, often committed
against the most vulnerable by those in relationships of trust, makes it
extraordinarily difficult for survivors to come forward. According to the
National Child Assault Prevention Project, more than 80 percent of abuse
cases involve a parent or step-parent, and almost half of abused children
are between the ages of 5 and 11. One fourth of all girls are sexually
assaulted before reaching the age of 18, and it is estimated that 80 percent
of all sexual abuse goes unreported.
We invite you to work with us to remove these unenlightened, antiquated
laws, and remove the time limit on justice and healing for survivors.
Desirae and Deondra Brown and FSA are pleased to announce a partnership with the "One With Courage" media campaign. Please check out these resources: