US Congress Considers Human Rights in Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel Submitted a Statement

WASHINTON, DC, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Today, 20 June 2018, the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the US Committee on Foreign Affairs heard evidence on “Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka.”

The Sri Lanka Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP) submitted a written statement to the Subcommittee to provide information useful to its task. The MAP pointed out to the Subcommittee that:

“The GSL has been proceeding in bad faith with respect to Resolution 30/1. The latest MAP report, dated 7 March 2018, emphasized the GSL’s lack of meaningful progress to date; highlighted the government’s continued obstruction; suggested alternative avenues for redress and accountability; and set out the MAP’s renewed and additional recommendations going forward. The report calls attention to the fact that, while the GSL and international actors have dithered over the implementation of transitional justice mechanisms, serious violations of international law, including torture, have continued in Sri Lanka with impunity."

The MAP made the following recommendations for the US Government:

1. The US should urge the UNHRC to condemn in strident and detailed terms the failure of the GSL to fulfill: (i) its commitments under Resolution 30/1 and (ii) its legal obligations to victims;

2. The US (as well as the United Kingdom, India, and other concerned governments) should dispense with purely rhetorical pressure and exercise available diplomatic and economic pressure on the GSL to comply with its obligations under international law and the UNHRC Resolution;

3. The US should fund investigations into international crimes committed by the GSL and support the use of universal jurisdiction to prosecute them;

4. The US should lobby the UN Security Council to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court;

5. The US should provide funding only for non-military uses in Sri Lanka including social justice projects, health related projects, medical and psychosocial support for victims of international crimes.”

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The MAP provides independent monitoring, advice, and recommendations, focusing on the effectiveness of accountability measures from a victims’ perspective. The views and recommendations of the Panel will enable victims and other stakeholders to participate more effectively in the process and thus enhance the legitimacy of the measures. For more information, please visit: http://war-victims-map.org/

For media enquiries on the above please contact:

Richard J Rogers – richardrogers@globaldiligence.com

Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel
MAP
+44 (0)74 84822740
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Citizens Commission on Human Rights Fights Baker Act Abuses in Florida

Florida's Children at Risk

Florida’s Children at Risk

Normal Childhood Behavior is not a Mental Illness

Normal Childhood Behavior is not a Mental Illness

Who Speaks for the Child?

Who Speaks for the Child?

Averaging almost 80 calls a month from people whose friend or loved one has been Baker Acted, CCHR finds all too often the victim did not meet the criteria.

In the 2015/16 annual period, over 194,000 people were Baker Acted, of which over 32,000 were children. These figures have more than doubled since 2001.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Every day in Florida someone is held for involuntary psychiatric examination (Baker Act) for the scantiest of reasons.” This is according to Stephen A. Talmadge, PhD and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Psychology.

The Baker Act mental health law allows Florida citizens, including children, to be sent against their will for involuntary examination at psychiatric wards known as Baker Act Receiving Facilities and held for up to 72 hours during which time, they may be drugged without their consent if ordered. [1]

In the 2015/16 annual period, over 194,000 people were Baker Acted, of which over 32,000 were children. These figures have more than doubled since 2001.
Furthermore, according to this Act, the Receiving Facility may apply to hold a patient for much longer than 72 hours and bill Medicaid for doing so. [1]

Hospitalizations of children are sometimes used as stop-gaps for school systems or parents unable to care for difficult children. [2]

In 2017 the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) helped secure the safe release of nearly 300 people being unjustly held for involuntary psychiatric examination.

CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog organization established in 1969 jointly by the Church of Scientology and noted psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz to expose and eliminate human rights abuses in the field of mental health.

CCHR maintains a hotline for Baker Act abuses and has helped large numbers of people secure release when unjustly restrained under the Act. An article on Baker Act violations has prompted a stream of intermittent responses over a 5-year period. One such entry stated“I’m covered in bruises, was given multiple injections without my consent, and all of this to be told that ”actually, you don’t fit the criteria to be Baker Acted; we’re releasing you”. [3]

“Our Psychiatric Abuse Hotline averages almost 80 calls a month from people calling about a friend or loved one who has been Baker Acted and unfortunately all too often the victim did not meet the criteria under the law and should not have been taken into custody and sent to a psychiatric facility,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida.

CCHR Florida Hotline help is available at (727) 442-8820.

About CCHR: CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:

[1] Locked in hospital, woman caught in Baker Act fight www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article31483943.html
[2] Florida’s Baker Act is overused, inefficient and inadequate http://www.jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2015-11-06/story/floridas-baker-act-overused-inefficient-and-inadequate
[3] FLORIDA’S BAKER ACT IS A DANGER TO ALL http://www.cchrflorida.org/floridas-baker-act-is-a-danger-to-all/

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
7274228820
email us here

In Florida alone there were 32,475 children sent for involuntary psychiatric examination during fiscal year 2015-2016.


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Gov. Cuomo Denies Disabled 911 Services, Protects Sexual Predators

Governor Andrew Cuomo must be held accountable for protecting and shielding countless sexual predators from criminal prosecution that rape our most vulnerable

Bypassing 911 call systems for people with disabilities is discrimination in civil rights and is how Gov. Andrew Cuomo is protecting countless sexual predators

Governor Cuomo has done everything within his power to block 911 for the disabled to protect sexual predators.”

— Michael Carey – Advocate for people with disabilities and their families

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has refused to ensure that people with disabilities finally receive their equal rights and equal access to 911 emergency medical and police services, but instead is protecting sexual predators that rape vulnerable women and children.

No longer can people with disabilities be denied equal access to 911 medical & police services. The 911 Civil Rights Bill S4736D/A6830C will end decades of discrimination, finally provide swift emergency assistance, apprehend sexual predators and save countless lives.

The New York Times exposed wide-scale systemic rampant abuse and neglect through their “Abused and Used” investigative reporting series and yet the most basic step of mandated reporters being required by law to cal 911 has been blocked by Cuomo. Calling 911 is critical to save lives, prevent sexual assaults, and catch sexual predators.

http://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html

Currently, thousands of sexual assaults of people with disabilities within Cuomo’s mental health agencies are reported to his State abuse hotline every year, which is only a tiny percentage of what is really going on behind closed doors. According to a very reputable report and study called “Prevalence of Violence” approximately 3% of sexual assaults against the disabled will ever be reported.

http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html

A critical 911 Civil Rights Bill that Governor Cuomo directly opposes will dramatically reduce sexual assault and rape crimes. This legislation will change everything, sexual predators that are escaping justice will swiftly be rounded up and apprehended. Governor Cuomo has done everything within his power to block 911 for the disabled to protect sexual predators.

On top of these atrocities and the wide-scale obstruction of justice, staff not calling 911 regarding medical emergencies is known to be the number one reason for what are being called “untimely” deaths, but in most cases these are negligent and preventable deaths. It is an outrageous injustice for Cuomo to sit by a do nothing as so many women and children are victims of sexual assault or rape by caregivers or dying because 911 is not called. Almost all reported sexual assault and rape cases are being kept from local police and county elected District Attorney’s by Cuomo’s abuse hotline and it is the sexual predators that are being protected from criminal prosecution.

The 911 Civil Rights reform bill will get these sexual assault and rape crimes to the rightful authorities, the local police for criminal investigations and to the county elected District Attorney’s for criminal prosecutions. The Larry Nassar’s within Cuomo’s mental health care system that are preying on and victimizing our most vulnerable will finally be rooted out, jailed and unable to continue to destroy vulnerable women and children’s lives. What kind of person protects sexual predators?

"Again, I must shout it from the rooftops in hopes that people will act to stop the thousands of sexual assaults and rapes occurring every year by sexual predators within New York State’s extremely dangerous mental health care system." -Michael Carey

The New York Times Editorial Board called for critical reforms over four and a half years ago, but Governor Cuomo has ignored them and other respected civil rights and disability rights advocates. Keeping reported sexual assaults from being reported to 911 has kept the police out of the picture for Cuomo and his fraudulent Justice Center to literally cover-up almost all sexual assaults and rapes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/opinion/protecting-the-most-vulnerable.html

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s system is called “a predators dream” by one caught and jailed sexual predator and pedophile that was thankfully ensnared in a federal child porn sting. Stephen DeProspero was a state employee that worked within Cuomo’s State agency, he was sexually assaulting the young disabled boy where he worked for an extended period of time. This story will sicken you, but you must read it.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/crime/2017/02/20/predators-dream-ny-pays-3m-family-molested-boy/98154714/

Federal investigations have been requested of the US Department of Justice surrounding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s direct involvement for years in covering up thousands of sexual assaults and rapes of the disabled and one of the main motives, the massive Medicaid fraud scheme. The sexual predators that prey on our most vulnerable are very sick individuals, but those that protect and shield these criminals from prosecution are far worse and far more dangerous.

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a Paper Mill Worker with Mesothelioma in North Carolina Better Attorney Options to Ensure They Receive the Best Financial Compensation Results

In addition to ensuring a pulp and paper mill worker hires the most capable attorneys we are also urging a person dealing with mesothelioma to call us at 800-714-0303 about medical treatment options ”

— North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, June 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We specialize in assisting pulp and paper mill workers in North Carolina receive the best possible financial compensation if they have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Pulp and paper mills in North Carolina employ thousands of workers and have done so for generations. Unfortunately, pulp and paper mill workers are still being diagnosed with mesothelioma, as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303-and we want to help.

"If you are a pulp or paper mill worker who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma and you rightfully so want to receive the very best possible financial compensation, it is vital to have the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys assisting you with compensation claim as we would like to explain at 800-714-0303." http://NorthCarolina.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Pulp and paper mills typically were built with fire prevention in mind. Most were insulated with asbestos and much of the equipment contained asbestos. Workers at these types of workplaces were exposed to asbestos frequently or on a-daily basis. The workers we are specifically focused on were involved in plant maintenance, or they were a plumber, electrician, or a welder and their job was to keep the mill running.

According to the group, "Many of our nation's pulp and paper mills are-located in smaller cities or rural areas where the top mesothelioma treatment options may not be available. In addition to ensuring a pulp and paper mill worker hires the most capable attorneys we are also urging a person or family dealing with mesothelioma to call us at 800-714-0303 about the best possible medical treatment options in their area or region. We are advocates for people with mesothelioma and our services are free." http://NorthCarolina.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize their campaign is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma anywhere in North Carolina including communities such as Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Asheville, or Wilmington.

Aside from offering instant access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma lawyers the Center is offering the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in North Carolina. The North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following three heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital.

The North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center recommends the Duke Cancer Institute Durham, North Carolina: http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/ , the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Chapel Hill, North Carolina: https://unclineberger.org/ or the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center Winston-Salem, North Carolina: http://www.wakehealth.edu/Comprehensive-Cancer-Center/

The North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in North Carolina include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, steel mill workers, oil refinery workers, pulp, or paper mill workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, miners, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers.”

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, mesothelioma does happen in North Carolina.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
email us here


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Lerner and Rowe 4 Pets for Vets $4500 Donation Match Benefits Local Veterans

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back logo

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back

Lerner and Rowe announce agreement to match up to $4,500 for KSLX Mark & Neanderpaul fundraiser that benefits Veterans living with combat-related PTSD/TBI.

The supportive services Soldier’s Best Friend provides combat-injured veterans are extremely beneficial.”

— Kevin Rowe, ESQ.

PHOENIX, AZ, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lerner and Rowe Gives Back announces their agreement to match up to $4,500 for a fundraiser that will directly benefit local Veterans living with combat-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). All funds raised during KSLX radio personalities Mark and Neanderpaul’s week long 4 Pets for Vets promotion will be given to Soldier’s Best Friend to cover costs of pairing four specialty-trained dogs to four veterans at no cost to them. Donations can be made online at kslx.com/4-pets-for-vets.

Most of these service or therapeutic companion dogs are found at local animal shelters. The dogs are then trained and paired with a veteran to help with readjustment challenges and symptoms often triggered by a return to civilian life. Team training between a veteran and dogs takes an average of 6-9 months to complete. Associated cost equal $4,500 per dog.

“As a personal injury attorney, I have seen first-hand the long-term emotional and mental effects that can result from a traumatic event and life-altering injury. Which makes the supportive services Soldier’s Best Friend provides combat-injured veterans extremely beneficial. Add in the fact that the organization also saves the life of a shelter dog, the good work the organization does becomes even more admirable,” stated Kevin Rowe, ESQ.

More and Lerner and Rowe

For additional information about Lerner and Rowe’s Phoenix personal injury attorneys call (602) 977-1900. To learn more about Lerner and Rowe Law Group, call (602) 667-7777 or visit lernerandrowelawgroup.com. In addition, do you need help filing an application or appeal for Social Security benefits? Then contact the law firms other legal partners at Social Security Disability Advocates by calling (602) 952-3200 or online at socialsecuritydisabilityadvocatesusa.com.

To connect with the law firm socially, follow Lerner and Rowe on Twitter, or become a fan of their Facebook page. Also visit lernerandrowegivesback.com to learn more about the community services that the lawyers and legal support team of Lerner and Rowe actively support.

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Kevin Rowe, ESQ.
Lerner and Rowe, P.C.
(602)977-1900
email us here


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Glen Lerner Gives Back is Packing Hope with Phil’s Friends

Glen Lerner Gives Back

Glen Lerner Gives Back is excited to partner with Phil’s Friends to bring hope to victims of cancer and their families.

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys will be at the Indiana Hope Center in Crown Point, Indiana, sending hope in the form of care packages with Phil’s Friends.

A cancer diagnosis can leave a person feeling hopeless, alone, scared, and helpless. Phil’s Friends gives us the chance to be the bearers of light in a seemingly hopeless situation.”

— Glen Lerner

CROWN POINT, INDIANA, US, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Friday, June 22, the team at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys will do our part to spread hope to those who so desperately need it. From 9:30am to 11:00am, we will be at the Indiana Hope Center in Crown Point, Indiana, packing and sending the light of hope in the form of care packages with Phil’s Friends. Our team is excited to lend our time to such a noble cause.

Phil’s Friends is a nonprofit, Christian agency with the mission to bring hope and support to those battling cancer in the United States. They do this by providing care packages and weekly Cards of Hope to patients and their families. They also invoke the power of prayer to assist and support cancer patients on their road to recovery.

Founder Phil Zielke knows exactly how the kind of hopelessness and defeat can cloud one’s mindset after a cancer diagnosis. As a two-time cancer survivor himself, Mr. Zielke is no stranger to these feelings. These feelings of despair can have a crippling effect on not only the patient, but their family as well. That is why Phil’s Friends is committed to being the light for families that have found themselves in the dark. Each care package is assembled by a caring volunteer with items to bring comfort and joy to its recipient. Along with the care packages, patients will also receive weekly encouragement from our volunteers in the form of Cards of Hope. These hand-colored cards aim to let the patient and their family know that they have more people in their corner praying for their recovery.

“A cancer diagnosis can leave a person feeling hopeless, alone, scared, and helpless. These feelings aren’t limited to the person who receives the diagnosis. Cancer can send shockwaves throughout a whole family. We make a living out of bringing people closure during some of their darkest times. Volunteering with Phil’s Friends gives us the chance to be the bearers of light in a seemingly hopeless situation,” says attorney Glen Lerner. “We are excited and proud to give our time and energy to provide hope to those who need the strength to continue one of the hardest fights of their life.”

About Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys began helping people with personal injury and dangerous drugs claims in Nevada over 25 years ago. Over the past two decades, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys has grown into one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in the country, with over 50 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees located in Nevada, Arizona, California, Illinois, and Indiana. The Glen Lerner attorneys also have relationships with attorneys across the country to help those hurt outside of states where the firm practices. The firm also assists with social security claims nationally and dangerous product lawsuits such as talcum powder ovarian cancer cases and diabetes drug Onglyza heart attack claims. For additional information, visit glenlerner.com, or call (702) 877-1500.

Follow the law firm on Twitter (twitter.com/glenlerner) and like their Facebook page (facebook.com/glenlernerinjuryattorneys) for current updates regarding legal topics and their community involvement and contributions.

Christopher D. Wetherspoon
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
(312) 590-6009
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Philadelphia Law Firm reflects upon success of its Apprenticeship Program to introduce young lawyers to the profession

Frank Lauletta, Partner at the Law Firm Lauletta Birnbaum

Frank Lauletta, Partner at the Law Firm Lauletta Birnbaum

Website of Lauletta Birnbaum, Frank Lauletta, Partner

Website of Lauletta Birnbaum, Frank Lauletta, Partner

Office of Lauletta Birnbaum, Frank Lauletta, Partner

Office of Lauletta Birnbaum, Frank Lauletta, Partner

Review of eight-year-old Program confirms success; graduates have become law firm partner, general counsel of corporation, a Judge Advocate for the U.S. Army.

Lauletta Birnbaum LLC (N/A:N/A)

[Our Law Firm wants] them to focus on learning what makes clients happy, such as lightning-fast response times,… and of course quality work product. …”

— Frank Lauletta, Partner at Lauletta Birnbaum

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorneys Frank Lauletta and Lloyd Birnbaum, founders of business law firm Lauletta Birnbaum, LLC, both came from large national law firms. Although they valued the training and experience they received in the large law firm model, they knew that their firm’s middle market clients could not and would not pay the billable rates that large law firms charge for inexperienced attorneys.

“Big law firms compete to secure the best and brightest law school graduates with higher compensation; this means higher billable rates for young associates, which means higher legal fees for clients,” said Frank Lauletta. “If you’re one of the few graduates lucky enough to land one of those high-paying jobs, then take it. The compensation plus the Big Law experience makes it worth it.”

“However,” Lauletta continued, “there are great young applicants that just miss the large law firm cut and their main concern is – or at least it should be – to gain quality experience and training to help propel them into a long and successful legal career.”

Frank and Lloyd recognized a problem for hard-working recent graduates: despite being at the top of their class, they could not land a Big Law position because the competition is so stiff. At the same time, middle-market businesses – lacking the deep pockets of major corporations – were struggling to find the high-quality legal representation they demand. Their response was the Apprenticeship Program that they set up at their law firm in response to these two problems. Instead of promising top compensation, the Firm promises to focus on training – not only in the law, but also in the business of law. The Firm doesn’t want associates in the Program to worry about billable hours or how much revenue they generate. Instead, said Lauletta, “we want them to focus on learning what makes clients happy, such as lightning-fast response times, setting reasonable expectations, delivering what we say we are going to deliver on time, and of course quality work product. As young attorneys in our Program begin to develop these qualities, they start to work directly with clients to hone their communication skills.”

The Program is a win-win for both attorneys and clients. Lauletta Birnbaum its first-year associates at low rates, well below even paralegal rates at most large Philadelphia firms. Thus, legal services become more affordable for middle-market businesses, and Program Participants gain valuable professional experience, including direct client contact.

Since its inception in 2010, ten attorneys have completed the Program; six of those ten attorneys still work for Lauletta Birnbaum, and one recently made partner. As for the participants who left the Firm, Lloyd Birnbaum said: “we are extremely proud that they have used our platform to propel themselves into top-notch positions around the country.” Indeed, they have been quite successful. Among the Program Graduates is a general counsel of a large corporation, an attorney at an international law firm, a Judge Advocate for the U.S. Army, and an attorney at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Concluded Birnbaum, “It’s really exciting to see all of our participants thriving because it confirms the success of the vision we had over eight years ago.”

About the Law Firm Lauletta Birnbaum:

Lauletta Birnbaum provides a range of corporate, transactional, intellectual property, and litigation services to private and public companies throughout the country in various industries such as software, high technology, energy, media, banking and real estate development and leasing. Designed to maximize flexibility and value in this challenging business climate, the firm offers real-world business strategy and legal expertise, often serving as outside general counsel to its clients. To learn more, visit lauletta.com. – Frank Lauletta was selected as a finalist for “Attorney of the Year” by SmartCEO‘s Power Players Awards (2014), http://smartceo.com/2014-philadelphia-power-players-frank-lauletta/ and selected as a “Best Attorney in Business” by South Jersey Biz magazine (2014, 2015), http://www.southjerseybiz.net/articles/?articleid=879, http://southjerseybiz.net/articles/?articleid=1061

Caitlin Mattera
Lauletta Birnbaum
856.232.1600
email us here

YouTube video of Lauletta Birnbaum, showing social involvement of the law firm.


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CONCEPT Professional Training & Palo Alto University Announce Summer Training Institute Workshop on Sexual Violence Risk

Forensic Mental Health workshops

Summer Training at Palo Alto University

Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence: RSVP & SVR-20 launch

Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence: RSVP & SVR-20 launch

Dr. Stephen Hart will present a 3-day workshop on the Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence at Palo Alto University August 20th – 24th, 2018.

TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CONCEPT Professional Training, a global leader in online professional training in forensic mental health, and Palo Alto University, Northern California's leading school of psychology and counseling, announced today that Dr. Stephen Hart will present a 3-day workshop on the Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence at this year’s Summer Training Institute at Palo Alto University August 20th – 24th, 2018.

Summer Training Institute is 5 days of mix-and-match professional development workshops presented by internationally renowned experts in forensic psychology.

This year, internationally recognized expert in violence and psychopathy, Dr. Stephen Hart, will introduce the newest revision of the SVR-20, a structured professional judgment approach to the assessment and management of sexual violence in a 3-day workshop, Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence: RSVP and SVR-20 Version 2.

Sexual violence—and, in particular, the diversity of both sexual violence and the people who commit sexual violence—presents tremendous challenges for professionals responsible for assessment and treatment. Actuarial risk assessment methods, which focus on identifying risk level based on statistical profiles, do little to assist identification of critical risk factors or the development of management plans in a given case. In this workshop, Dr. Hart will discuss the use of structured professional judgement (SPJ) guidelines in sexual violence risk assessment. He will begin by reviewing the SPJ approach, highlighting its potential strengths with respect to developing case formulation and management plans. Next, he will describe two sets of SPJ guidelines, the Sexual Violence Risk-20 Version 2 (SVR-20 V2) and Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP) and their administration, focusing on their application to developing formulations (case conceptualizations) and management plans. Participants will practice administration of the SVR-20 V2 and RSVP using case studies.

This 3-day professional training opportunity is perfect for forensic / clinical mental health professionals, law enforcement & correctional professionals, threat assessment professionals, higher education / Title IX administrators, forensic evaluators, social workers, counselors and those wishing to add forensic evaluation to their clinical practice.

This workshop is eligible for continuing education credit. For a complete listing of approvals https://www.concept-ce.com/board-approvals/

For more information on the Summer Training Institute 2018, visit the information page.

About CONCEPT (http://www.concept-ce.com/)
Consolidated Continuing Education and Professional Training (CONCEPT) provides expert professional training in areas relevant to criminal and civil forensic mental health assessment, correctional, law enforcement, and forensic intervention. CONCEPT’s professional training programs are presented by the field’s top experts and are based on empirical research and best practices. CONCEPT is dedicated to providing premium professional training, enhanced by technology and e-learning pedagogy, in an accessible online format.

About Palo Alto University (https://www.paloaltou.edu/about)
Palo Alto University (PAU) is a private, nonprofit educational institution, founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP), an independent, professional school. PGSP was first accredited in 1986 by the regional accrediting body, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It has been continuously accredited since then. PGSP re-incorporated as Palo Alto University in August 2009. PAU is dedicated to education with an emphasis in the behavioral and social sciences; to promoting future innovators and leaders for the benefit of society; to generating knowledge through research and scholarship of the highest level; and to providing services to the community informed by science and scholarship.

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ROBERT A PARFITT
ConCEPT Professional Training
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Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys prevails against U.S. Department of Homeland Security in disputed asylum claim

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Office of Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Office of Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Immigration client had committed minor offenses in the past; attorney Cuprys successfully argued that such minor offenses do not disqualify client from asylum

Cuprys & Associates (N/A:N/A)

"… As you can imagine, we are very pleased with the court’s decision.” [Magdalena Cuprys added] “as to asylum …, they are being challenged more and more because of the changing … policies”.”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Magdalena Cuprys of the law firm Cuprys and Associates announced today that the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled in her client’s favor in a disputed asylum case. Ms. Cuprys is a recognized immigration attorney based in Florida but represents clients not only in the United States but from outside of the U.S. as well. She filed an asylum case on behalf of her client H.C., a young man originally from Honduras. H.C. had been in the U.S. since the age of eight and feared persecution if he were to return to Honduras. Ms. Cuprys therefore presented his asylum request before an Immigration Judge.

The Immigration Judge agreed with Ms. Cuprys and her client H.C., and granted asylum in the Fall of 2017. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appealed the Immigration Judge’s decision. In particular, the Judge found that H.C. established “extraordinary circumstances” so that H.C. could receive asylum. Further, H.C. qualified as a refugee because of fear of persecution should he return to Honduras. On appeal, DHS argued that H.C.’s status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program does not identify as an “extraordinary circumstances.” DHS opposed the asylum grant.

In its recent appeals decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals agrees with Immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys. Ms. Curprys stated “the order came back that the appeal was dismissed. As you can imagine, we are very pleased with the court’s decision.” She went on to add “as to asylum cases, they are being challenged more and more because of the changing government policies”.

In particular, the Board of Immigration Appeals found that H.C.’s minor run-ins with the law did not disqualify him. While some criminal offenses may be within the “ambit of a particularly serious crime,” they certainly were not serious crimes in this case, as Ms. Cuprys successfully argued. Thus, the Board dismisses the appeal by the Department of Homeland Security. H.C. can now complete the asylum procedures and remain in the U.S.

Magdalena Cuprys is the principal attorney of Serving Immigrants (Cuprys & Associates), a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. The law firm is uniquely qualified to manage the most contentious and unusual immigration needs. Ms. Cuprys’ website is www.servingimmigrants.com. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), see http://www.ailalawyer.com/english/AttorneyDetail.aspx?P=19738&A=40169. Here professional LinkedIn profile is at https://www.linkedin.com/in/magdalena-cuprys-265534a/

Tiffany Ramirez
Cuprys and Associates, Serving Immigrants
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LGBTQ Denver PrideFest Gets FICO Lord Poobah and United States Child ID Guardian Howe High as Kite

United States Credit Czar David Howe arrives in Miami after weekend celebration at Denver PrideFest 2018

United States Credit Czar David Howe arrives in Miami after weekend celebration at Denver PrideFest 2018

Rainbow flags abound and represent strength through diversity

Rainbow flags abound and represent strength through diversity

Thousands celebrate together and enjoy incredible talent from performers

Thousands celebrate together and enjoy incredible talent from performers

Denver City Hall inscription conspicuous and meaningful for all during PrideFest

Denver City Hall inscription conspicuous and meaningful for all during PrideFest

United States Credit Czar celebrates the best of humanity with hundreds of thousands at Denver Gay Pride 2018

Yes, it’s critical that each of us remember our nation’s dark and shameful past with bigotry, hatred, and injustice against our fellow citizens so that we’re not condemned to repeat it.”

— FICO Lord Poobah and USA Credit Czar David Howe

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing consumer reporting agency for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity theft, announced today the attendance at the 2018 Denver Gay Pride Festival (https://denverpride.org/) by SubscriberWise founder, national child identity guardian, and US Credit Czar David Edward Howe.

The annual event was attended by an estimated quarter million people and celebrates the incredible diversity, humanity, community concerns, love, and remarkable talents of the LGBTQ community — including their families, friends, and supporters from around the nation and the world.

“If any one is wondering if the United States Credit Czar is flying high as a kite after returning from the ‘Mile High’ city, then wonder no more,” exclaimed David Howe, SubscriberWise founder and USA identity guardian for America’s babies, girls, and boys. “But don’t assume it’s a high from the Colorado- widely-available miracle plant known as Cannabis. Rather, the Credit Czar achieved an unmedicated and blissful high from a weekend of celebration with hundreds of thousands of loving, generous, thoughtful, courageous, and profoundly creative individuals who marched for equity and justice around Denver and the Colorado State Capitol.

“Yes, this year’s Denver gay pride parade and festival was indeed a spectacular event,” continued Howe. “However, among all the VIPs, the colorful parade and grand events, the corporate supporters including Coors, FedEx, Google, HP, Nissan, Sheraton, Target, United Airlines, US Bank, and so many others — the most meaningful thing for Credit Czar was to witness so many families and so many children celebrating inclusion, diversity, tolerance, and acceptance for all.

“But we must keep in mind that there is also a serious side to gay pride festivals here and around the world,” insisted Howe. “The serious side involves the struggle for civil and human rights – and the rights of every human being for that matter. Yes, it’s critical that each of us remember our nation’s dark and shameful past with bigotry, hatred, and injustice against our fellow citizens so that we’re not condemned to repeat it.

“June is LGBTQ pride month and celebrations take place all over the USA and the world,” added Howe. “The catalyst for gay pride is to honor the Stonewall riots in Manhattan decades ago and, in particular, the incredibly strong and courageous individuals who fought for their rights and the rights of others. Moreover, it’s a time to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the incredible and continuous impacts from the LGBTQ community on the inhabitants of the world.

“Yes, I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to join the cause – and the celebration — in Denver 2018,” the United States Credit Czar concluded.

About SubscriberWise

SubscriberWise® launched as the first issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. The company filed extensive documentation and end-user agreements to access TransUnion’s consumer database. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America’s cable operators (http://newsroom.transunion.com/transunion-and-subscriberwise-announce-joint-marketing-agreement). Today SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative (www.subscriberwise.com/nctc).

SubscriberWise contributions to the communications industry are quantified in the billions of dollars annually.

SubscriberWise is a U.S.A. federally registered trademark of the SubscriberWise Limited Liability Co.

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