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​​Protecting the Kids: Changing the Story with retired California State Senator Joe Dunn

Child sexual abuse is absolutely horrifying. Senator Dunn and the Zero Abuse Project work tirelessly to help the survivors but are also changing the story by trying to prevent it from happening in the first place. Recognizing that predators are using technology to separate children from their parents/guardians, Zero Abuse is flipping the script and turning to emerging technology like AI to combat the predators and the institutions that protect them.

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Our Guest

Senator Dunn is the founding Chair, Board of Directors, of the Zero Abuse Project and was a member of the California State Senate from 1998-2006. While serving in the Legislature, he chaired key committees such as the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Housing and Transportation Committee. He received international acclaim as Chair of the Senate Investigation Committee into the 2001 California Energy Crisis.

California Lawyer Magazine labeled Senator Dunn as “the Man Who Cracked Enron.” Today, he champions programs to help the victims of child sexual abuse and works tirelessly on solutions to eliminate it from happening it all.

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • Turning the tables: leveraging emerging technology to prevent abuse
  • Combating the institutional corruption that protects predators
  • Breaking the cycle of abuse
  • Why now is the inflection point

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

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