Support For Survivors
Sexual Abuse Within Faith Communities
Host Shaunestte Terrell talks with Boz Tchividjian, a fellow attorney who represents sexual abuse survivors in civil courts throughout the US. Their paths crossed when Cohen & Malad, LLP’s sexual abuse litigation team co-counseled with Boz on a case here in Indiana. Shaunestte & Boz take a deeper dive into sexual abuse within faith communities. They discuss the impact the trauma of sexual abuse perpetrated by leaders and trusted advisors within a church environment has on victims and what churches can do better to protect & help their communities. This is an important conversation for everyone regardless of religion.
About Boz Tchividjian
Boz is an experienced litigator and has handled hundreds of civil and criminal cases throughout his career. He is a former Assistant State Attorney in the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida where he created the first Sex Crimes Division at the Office of the State Attorney and served as the Division Chief. Boz is also the Founder and former Executive Director of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment), a nonprofit organization that provides faith-based institutions with the tools they need to correctly respond to allegations of sexual abuse and educates them on how to create safeguards to protect children and vulnerable people within their communities.