Founded in 2009, after becoming fed up with facing abuses from organizations and ruling systems whose apathetic leaders strayed from helping people to hurting people ‘in the name of good for all’, and seeing shortfalls and restrictions from the civil organizations formed to help us, CAAPSorg was launched in the State of Pennsylvania and has since spread throughout the United States.
I started with an initiative against police brutality with a campaign for providing head/body cams for police officers when the technology was barely known, and certainly not popular. Police brutality ran rampant and unarmed citizens died everyday in police shootings. One of our victories exposed and assisted in the prosecution of a police officer that while off duty beat up a convenience store clerk for doing her job and requesting ID when he tried to buy cigarettes. We further gained success in having the department investigated for their role in trying to cover up their officers abuse of power. Word spread quickly about our services.
Over the past 13 years, we have branched into Government Corruption/reform with victories of forcing resignations of elected officials and prosecutors that there was not enough evidence to prosecute, but there was enough to convince them that they needed to go. We incorporated legal system reform after investigations found some judges to be integrity impacted and challenged unconstitutional laws that were more for public shaming than public safety and as a result had those laws deemed unconstitutional. The fight is ongoing. In another situation we brought to light certain ‘therapy’ providers that were really causing more harm than good to their patients and raping tax payers and legal system of their funds. Seeing our country’s reputation change in the world view to a country of criminals with the world’s largest prison population, we moved into prison reform and prisoner education to help fight recidivism. Then seeing a need for follow through we entered the realm of caring for abuse victims and protecting witness/whistle blowers. Those services include providing transitional housing for human trafficking victims, refugees, and other abuse victims while we provide life skills training and assistance in finding permanent homes and jobs so they can assimilate productively into society.
I have been fighting abuse all my life with my most notable victory of compiling a legal team and suing the State of New Jersey Department of Corrections on behalf of over 800 prisoners that had been beaten and abused by guards for 30 days in a concentration camp setting, in 1997. This was a 13 year long battle that resulted in the NJ DOC having to pay out millions and change their policies and statutes regarding prisoner treatment and holding abusive officers accountable.
CAAPSorg fights and protects people’s rights, as well as provides for the victims on individual and systemic fronts. Our fight is continuous and persistent.
Thank you, for donating to our causes and making it possible for us to continue the fight