Creator of Sex Offender Facebook Page Has ‘Joined the Battle’, say SCARS

News  |  July 13, 2012

News of a Facebook page identifying Bermuda’s convicted sex offenders drew a swift response from the group SCARS — a charity devoted to combating child sexual abuse. The site, drawn from public information, was created by a local father in response to the absence of a public register of sex offenders. SCARS president Debi-Ray Rivers said the group “applauds the passion” of the site’s c... Read more

Certification Programme Begins in Wake of Child Sex Exploitation Case

News  |  May 15, 2012

Hot on the heels of a high-profile child sexual exploitation case, the Island’s first charity devoted to the issue launched its programme for certification in spotting, preventing and dealing with child sex abuse. “For us, this case is a tragedy,” said Jon Brunson, vice president of SCARS (Saving Children and Revealing Secrets), referring to the recent suspended sentence of Joshua Crockwell... Read more

Women Stitch to Make Point About Child Sex Abuse

News  |  May 13, 2012

A group of women held a 12-hour stitching marathon yesterday to make a point about child sexual abuse. Members of the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery celebrated their 16th anniversary by holding the fundraising event for the charity SCARS (Saving Children and Revealing Secrets). The women collected donations and gathered at their meeting place at the First Baptist Church, Devonshire, from 9am to 9pm.... Read more

Volunteers Spearhead Fight Against Child Abuse

News  |  March 27, 2012

A charity set up to protect children has urged schools and youth clubs to ensure they have effective policies to prevent abuse. SCARS says every establishment that children attend should have a framework of policies aimed at minimizing the risk of child sexual abuse. The charity, which stands for Saving Children and Revealing Secrets, was formed last October by Debi Ray-Rivers and Jon Brunson. ... Read more

New Charity to Tackle Child Sexual Abuse Goes Live

News  |  January 11, 2012

Bermuda’s first charity aimed specifically at child sexual abuse is celebrating its official approval by going live on the Internet and courting supporters at this wek’s Bermuda Marathon Weekend road races. “We are here, we are watching, and we’re going to get the word out,” warned SCARS president and founder Debi-Ray Rivers, who said that sex offenders in Bermuda will be left with “f... Read more