|Bill Murray has long been a nationally recognized public safety advocate. Since early 2002, as his reaction to the events of 9-11, he’s continuously published the 6,000 page LA Community Policing web site, at LACP.org, which encourages U.S. residents to engage in public safety, homeland security and in helping their neighbors reduce crime, the fear of crime and improve the quality of life. The effort was identified years ago by the U.S. Dept of Justice as the world’s largest grassroots effort devoted to community-based policing.
But few knew that Bill, the host of a six-night-a-week talk radio show that now features some 1700 on-demand episodes, has had a three-decade-long special mission very closely related to his life’s personal experience: to address issues of child abuse.
In 2009 he launched the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). “Very few adults have escaped many years of severe child abuse, trafficking, child pornography, and kidnapping,” Bill says. “But I have, and for over 30 years I’ve been in recovery from its devastating effects. Once my parents were gone, I decided to publicly devote my remaining time, money and available energy to this vitally important cause.”
Thousands of people consider themselves “members of the NAASCA family” and are engaged in some 30 programs, services and tools, all FREE to the public. Bill’s NAASCA’s main spokesperson, a passionate and seemingly tireless advocate and activist who’s quite comfortable in the world of media. Now recently “retired”, he had a full-time career in film, TV and journalism.
The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse operated for years as a grassroots effort, but became a 501(c)3 public charity in late 2015, and it deals with all issues related to childhood abuse and trauma — prevention, intervention and recovery. There’s a significant social media presence.
NAASCA has a single purpose .. to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and it’s done from two specific perspectives:
|1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone
2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery
Bill Murray hosts the six-night-a-week “Stop Child Abuse Now” talk radio show, which has now produced some 1600 episodes. Frequent visits from special guests and episodes featuring important related topics are all a part of the series. The shows include chat rooms, and call-in participation is always welcome!
Bill has worked with thousands of survivor, advocates and professional over the years, and invites media contact. Feel free to call him anytime via phone at (323) 552-6150, and be sure to check out the Internet-based talk radio shows: www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA