1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.

A Message from Tara

Hello and thank you for stopping by to learn more about me and my work as a childhood sexual abuse prevention advocate. I started my personal advocacy mission to address the overwhelming need for prevention efforts in Montana and I would like to invite you to join me on this journey. 

Starting in 2015, I began to lobby Montana's lawmakers to address the need for prevention efforts in our public school system. In January of 2017, House Bill 298, or Tara's Law, was introduced which provides the educational framework for Montana elementary schools to teach body safety in schools. Governor Steve Bullock signed HB 298 into law on April 21st, 2017. Due to the overwhelming budget shortfalls Montana is still suffering from, Tara's Law was passed without funding. That means our work is far from over.

With the next legislative session approaching next January, me and my team plan to lobby our legislature for a change to Montana's Statute of Limitations Law relating to civil lawsuits against abusers. This is a whole new mountain to climb and we will need your voices to stand alongside us. Tara's Law will likely stay unfunded until there is a fiscal change in our State, but that doesn't mean we are done just yet. There are plenty of issues to tackle and with a legislature that only meets every two years, it's time to gear up!

If you have a passion for advocacy, citizen lobbying, or event organizing, then we need your help!  

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"Kids can handle the body safety conversations. What they can't handle is being sexually abused."

Montana Child Abuse Informational Survey

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