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JCCV Response to Cyprys Sentencing

JCCV Response to Cyprys Sentencing

20 December 2013

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hopes that the sentencing today of David Cyprys to imprisonment for rape and child sexual abuse will give a sense of comfort and closure to the victims and restore their faith in the justice system.  They should know that they are not alone and that the community is on their side.

Child sexual abuse is an abhorrent crime and cannot be tolerated in our community.  The protection of our children’s safety, health and welfare must be our primary concern.

Nina Bassat AM, President of the JCCV said “We are very aware that much work still needs to be done in the community and applaud the many and diverse Jewish community organisations which have signed up to the five sessions of training which JCCV will be conducting in 2014  to assist them in improving their Child Protection Policies and Procedures ”

Child protection expert, Katherine Levi will be delivering the training.  Katherine has 20 years of experience working with youth at risk and is a past CEO of both the Australian Council for Children and Youth Organisations (ACCYO) and Big Brothers-Big Sisters.

Any instances of child sexual abuse or of suspected child sexual abuse must be reported to Victoria Police or in cases where the immediate safety of a child is concerned to the Child Protection Crisis Line on 13 12 78.  Other help lines and advice services are listed on the JCCV Child Protection Directory which is available on the JCCV website: www.jccv.org.au

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