Although childhood sexual abuse is still a rampant problem in the United States, tools
exist to help prevent future abuse. The first and second wave of legal reforms have imparted the
gravity of sex crimes against children by tracking and registering those who commit them and
attempting to make the justice system a more accessible means of remedy for victims seeking
justice. Moving forward, efforts should focus on continuing to reform laws that prevent children
from bringing claims against their abusers and increasing the amount of education surrounding
abuse offered to juveniles, parents, and communities. By focusing on increasing disclosure by
victims and identifying abusers, existing patterns of abuse may be disrupted.
Yeah there’s a story behind every single scar that I show
I made it out, this is a me nobody’s gotten before,
I had to open my wounds, I had to bleed ‘til I stopped it,
Thanks for joining me here as I cleaned out my closet.