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Boriana (Bobby) Todorova is a survivor of child sexual abuse and the Founder of the Friends of RISE Europe – Bulgaria Facebook community. She is currently earning an advanced degree in Criminal Psychology at Varna University, Bulgaria and intends to work with law enforcement as a criminal profiler dedicated to bringing pedophiles to justice. Concurrently, she is working with other survivors to create and develop solutions to combat the problem of child sexual abuse in Bulgaria. In addition, ... Read More
Former FBI profiler and author Candice DeLong is an internationally recognized homicide expert and TV commentator. Candice's appearances as a commentator on violent crime and personal safety include Larry King Live, Meet the Press, 48 Hours, MSNBC Investigates, NBC, ABC and CBS evening news, the Today Show, GMA, CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, Court TV, and OPRAH, as well as local Bay Area shows such as 7 LIVE with Brian Copeland. Candice is the only crime expert on TV with both a clinical ... Read More
Christiane Schull is an inspirational writer, collaborative (book) writer and author, Breath coach and counselor. She works with private clients and groups. She writes about themes of truth, love, forgiveness, justice and the healing and triumph of the human spirit. She offers her creative services to cause-related or inspirational projects. ... Read More
Dr. Claire R. Reeves is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in child sexual abuse. Reeves is the president and founder of Mothers Against Sexual Abuse, MASA, and the author of Childhood – It Should Not Hurt. Childhood is being used as a textbook at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and in other universities across the country as part of their curriculum. Childhood is also on the website of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, New Brunswick, Canada and the American ... Read More
The legal career of Pat Harris has been marked by a series of remarkable trial successes that have built him a reputation as one of the nation’s premier trial attorneys. His courtroom work over the past two decades has won him recognition by his peers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. He's tried over 150 cases including some of the most high-profile criminal defendants in the country. Recently he won a not guilty verdict for a client accused of severely beating the priest who had ... Read More
For over 30 years, Paul Mones has dedicated his law practice and professional career to protecting the rights of children. He has focused on representing child victims of sexual and physical abuse, adult survivors of sexual abuse and adolescents who have killed an abusive parent or guardian. Paul has worked on hundreds of civil and criminal cases throughout the nation, involving both children and adults, bringing a unique wealth of insight, experience and knowledge to each case he undertakes. ... Read More
Founder and Executive Director of RISE – Roots for Individual & Social Empowerment, Will is an advocate who is committed to ending the cycle of child sexual abuse worldwide. He works to strengthen individuals and communities by developing seminars, workshops, and other learning opportunities that serve the cause. He possesses an MBA in International Business and brings a diverse range of approaches to the work of RISE, drawing on the latest research, theory, and educational models. ... Read More