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Risa Vetri Ferman is the elected District Attorney of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She won her seat in November 2007 after 15 years of working in the trenches as a prosecutor specializing in child abuse and homicide. Dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable, Risa was the driving force behind the creation of two non-profit organizations; Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, designed to ease the criminal justice system for victims of child abuse and the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project ("MCAP"), providing legal advocacy for abused and neglected kids. Risa is the author of a children's book “The Mouse Who Went Surfing Alone” designed to introduce internet safety to young children.

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Cyber-Bullying: Taking on the Tormentors

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 12:25 PM

In September 2013, 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death from the top of an abandoned concrete plant in Florida after being bullied. Her two 14-year-old tormentors were charged with aggravated stalking. In February 2013, Toms River School in New Jersey was ordered to pay $68,000 to a student for...

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What Are Your Kids Really Doing on Their Cell Phones and How Can You Keep Them Safe?

(11) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 2:25 PM

"Mom, when can I have a cell phone? I need a cell phone! Everyone has one!!"

How many us of have fought this battle with our kids? How many of us have given in and handed over a mobile device that gives our children, at the youngest ages, complete...

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Why Child Advocacy Centers Work

(2) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 5:05 PM

If Centre County, Pennsylvania had a child advocacy center in 1998, Jerry Sandusky's crimes would have been brought to light a decade earlier, sparing years of agony for his victims. So said the Chair of Pennsylvania's Task Force on Child Protection last month upon the release of its report, which...

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