“Lauren’s Kids” Founder Applauds New Sex Predator Laws

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Child sex abuse attorney Michael Steinger says advocate deserves credit for the new legislation.

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Lauren is one of Florida’s great heroes.

Florida child advocate Laruen Book had high praise for lawmakers last week when four new child protection bills were signed into law. But child sexual abuse attorney Michael Steinger says that Book herself deserves a good share of the credit.

A survivor of sexual abuse, Book has worked tirelessly to strengthen anti-sex predator laws, according to the Digital Journal(retrieved 04.06.2014). Every year she walks 1,500 miles across Florida raising awareness and support for new legistlation.

That work has paid off multiple times, most recently with the passage of the four laws that close loopholes for child sex predators, extend the statute of limitations, reduce parole options and increase community awareness when sex offenders are released. All four bills passed unanimously.

“Lauren is one of Florida’s great heroes,” said Steinger, whose firm Steinger, Iscoe & Greene works on behalf of families affected by child sex abuse. “She’s very humble about it, but I’m not sure these laws would exist without her work.”

Book also founded the nonprofit Lauren’s Kids to prevent abuse and help survivors heal.

Asked what he saw as the next hurdle for child protection in Florida, Steinger spoke firmly. “Support for families,” he said. “It’s good that we’re putting more sex offenders behind bars, but we also need to help those whose lives have been shattered.”

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Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is a proven legal team whose number one goal is to get injury victims throughout Florida and California every dollar they truly deserve for their injuries. Since 1997, the firm’s lawyers have successfully handled cases including: auto accidents, bicycle accidents, birth injuries, child sex abuse and medical malpractice. The entire legal team is committed to representing and fighting for injury victims’ best interests, giving each client insight into Florida law and their rights.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is a legal team with more than 30 lawyers and 140 legal professionals. With offices throughout South Florida - Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Port St Lucie, Okeechobee, Ft Myers, Orlando and Tampa – and most recently in San Diego, California, the firm is ready to advocate for the best interests of injury victims coast-to-coast Steinger, Iscoe & Greene also offers the No Fee Guarantee®, which means “you don’t owe us any money unless we get money for you.”

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