The mission of the Vertigo Charitable Foundation is to work to reform from the bottom up the justice system’s response to adult survivors of child sex abuse who seek legal redress against their abusers. The Foundation’s initial project is to produce a documentary film entitled, “Pursuit Of Truth: Adult Survivors Of Child Sex Abuse Seeking Justice,” which will identify serious flaws in the legal system and provide specific recommendations to make the system more just and equitable in addressing the special aspects of such cases. The film also will be designed to assist child sex abuse survivors navigate their way through the complexities and obstacles presented by the existing legal system, while directing professionals in the field to consider needed reforms, best practices, and ways to better support adult survivors. Projecting beyond the film, the Foundation will develop strategies to directly impact the legal system, including establishing a pool of qualified attorneys, therapists, and other experts willing to assist survivors on a pro bono or reduced fee basis; lobbying legislatures to change antiquated and unfair laws; training law enforcement personnel, judges, and lawyers; and filing amicus (“friend of the court”) briefs in cases addressing relevant legal issues.
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