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National Crime Victim Law Institute

I Have The Right To

June 04, 2018

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NCVLI is thrilled to host Chessy Prout and Jenn Abelson as speakers at our closing session of the Conference!  Boston Globe Spotlight reporter Jenn Abelson will lead a discussion with teen survivor and advocate Chessy Prout.  Chessy was sexually assaulted as a 15-year-old as part of a tradition at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.  Chessy reported her attacker to police, testified against him in court, and filed a civil lawsuit against the school for failing to protect children.  Chessy shed her anonymity to let other survivors know they are not alone and launched the #IHaveTheRightTo campaign to encourage people to stand with victims of sexual violence.  Their  book,
I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope” is moving and inspiring!  We are thrilled to welcome them to Portland!