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5K Walk/Run to Shut Down the Troubled Teen Industry
Saturday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Watch LIVE at 11:00 a.m. EST https://fb.me/e/1mOMcxtv4
**Link to the Facebook event BELOW!** *Saturday, October 23, 2021* Join us on Oct. 23rd from wherever you are - across the country or around the world! We will be joining in spirit and virtually via livestream as we run or walk 5K (3.1 miles) to raise funds for Breaking Code Silence, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports survivors of the so-called "Troubled Teen Industry" and works to end institutional child abuse. Learn more about Breaking Code Silence, find resources, and get involved at www.breakingcodesilence.org. #BreakingCodeSilence
LINK TO THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE: https://fb.me/e/1mOMcxtv4
About Breaking Code Silence
Breaking Code Silence (BCS) incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the state of California in 2021. It is the most recent incarnation of a decades-long movement against institutional child abuse. BCS represents children, youth, and adults who are/were incarcerated in the U.S. "troubled teen industry" (TTI), a network of privately-owned, powerfully punitive, and often wilderness-based therapy programs, residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools, group homes, boot camps, and faith-based academies. Breaking Code Silence’s constituency is quite large - with an estimated 50,000+ youth being placed in congregate care facilities in the troubled teen industry annually, and thus, hundreds of thousands or potentially millions of survivors in the United States (and beyond).
As an organization, Breaking Code Silence has two primary goals: 1) eradicating institutional child abuse, and 2) empowering TTI survivors - to heal themselves and promote positive social change through positive self-advocacy. BCS utilizes education, outreach, research, and community organizing to protect the civil and human rights of youth.
Over the last year, BCS has become a leader in policy, advocacy, and research. Breaking Code Silence seeks to become an established voice and source of expertise in discussions pertaining to juvenile justice reform, mental health, and children’s rights, and we are committed to spearheading efforts to pass federal legislation that: 1) defines and 2) prohibits/criminalizes child abuse in congregate care.
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