Why Witnesses Do — Or Don't — Report Abuse

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Mindy Mitnick, psychologist
Amy Russell, deputy director, National Child Protection Training Center
Rocco Palmo, founder, Whispers in the Loggia

Allegations of sexual abuse have shaken institutions from the Catholic Church to public schools to Penn State's football program. In many cases, victims and their families say they reported the abuse to the people in charge, and for any number of reasons, those people didn't do enough to stop it.

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