Jessica is a survivor of child molestation by 3 family members. As a teenage, she was removed from her home by DCYF after she disclosed her abuse. Jessica was in placement until she aged out of the system. After several years of therapy, she is now able to advocate for other victims who have not yet found their voice.
Jessica spoke about her abuse at the RI State house during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). She also spoke at the RI Family Court Conference: Safe Passages Trauma to Healing in October 2016.
Jessica is a survivor, and a proud member of SSRI.
Incredibly moving testimony from those who are generally powerless in our criminal justice system...Michael B. Forte, Chief Judge of Rhode Island Family Court
Impactful, educational, no better way to learn from those with first-hand knowledge... A journey of triumph and victory that everyone needs to hear.CMSgt. Lori Ashness Former RIJFHQ/SARC
This training should be required for all medical students. Incredible presentation and very important for future physicians to hear...Medical Student, Warren Alpert Medical School - Brown University
Phenomenal. One of the most effective presentations I have ever experienced at a conference. Really serves to ground me in the long term impact of abuse...RI Family Court Conference Attendee
It was amazing. I'm sure others would agree it had a huge impact on our unit as medical professionals...RI National Guards Military Detachment Unit Training Attendee