Senate Lawmakers Seek $5 Billion to Track Down Child Predators Without Compromising Encryption

With the Senate back in session last week, Democratic lawmakers revealed new legislation aimed at drastically expanding the federal government’s resources dedicated to the targeting and prosecution of child predators, developing new technologies to identify child sexual abuse material online, and funding leading community organizations that work to prevent children from becoming victims. In a … Continue reading Senate Lawmakers Seek $5 Billion to Track Down Child Predators Without Compromising Encryption

Is Compliance Really the Goal of Childhood Behavior?

Compliance is a word that is used regularly in the world of behavior. It’s written about in Individualized Education Programs, it’s used as a goal when students have behavioral episodes, and data is collected on how often it does or does not occur. Even in personal interactions with kids, such as with our own children … Continue reading Is Compliance Really the Goal of Childhood Behavior?

A Big Drop in Child Abuse Reports in L.A. Leaves Advocates Worried, Not Relieved

Reports of suspected child abuse in L.A. County have taken a nose-dive in recent weeks. That news may sound incredible during normal times, but in a COVID-19 world, that drop has advocates very concerned. According to a statement by DCFS Director Bobby Cagle, since the middle of March, L.A. County has seen a 40%-60% decrease … Continue reading A Big Drop in Child Abuse Reports in L.A. Leaves Advocates Worried, Not Relieved

Sex Abuse Claim Laws Have Changed in 15 States

According to The Insurance Journal, dated December 4th, 2019, fifteen states have revised their laws in the past two years extending or suspending statute of limitations to allow child sex abuse claims stretching back decades, unleashing potentially thousands of new lawsuits against the U.S. Roman Catholic Church. Click here for the full story.

Giving Tuesday Is Here! What Will You Give?

  GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day. One of the best ways to give is to get involved is in your own community. We have supplied a link to a directory to help you find … Continue reading Giving Tuesday Is Here! What Will You Give?

Happy Thanksgiving from Hawley & Associates!

All of us at Hawley & Associates would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Our Holiday Hour Are As Follows: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 - Closing at 2 pm (PST) Thursday, November 28th, 2019 - Closed

Agent vs. Broker – What Is The Difference?

The terms Agent and Broker are sometimes used in the same context, but in reality, they are quite different.  Both do act as a liaison between the insured and the insurance company, but the main difference is who they represent. AGENT: An insurance agent works for the insurance company.  They can represent one or more insurance companies … Continue reading Agent vs. Broker – What Is The Difference?

Does Your Nonprofit Need Professional Liability Insurance?

In a world where lawsuits seem to be commonplace, it is more important than ever to have the appropriate commercial insurance coverage in place.  Every nonprofit is unique and there is no ‘magic’ online button, or a one-size fits all insurance program for your nonprofit. If your agency offers advice or provides professional services, it is … Continue reading Does Your Nonprofit Need Professional Liability Insurance?

The High Price of Distracted Driving

As of April 22nd, 2019, Arizona became the 48th state to ban texting while driving.  According to a study by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,450 people were killed in distracted driving-related vehicle accidents in 2016, meaning 9% of all the fatal crashes this year involved distracted driving; and 14% of these crashes … Continue reading The High Price of Distracted Driving

Cyber Extortion Up in 2018

According to Proofpoint’s newest Quarterly Threat Report, Q4 2018, the threat of Ransomware did decline at the end of 2018, but has opened the door for out-right cyber extortion. Extortion is an age-old crime that has found its way into the cyber world.  This threat continues to gain traction as a multi-million-dollar criminal industry. The newest … Continue reading Cyber Extortion Up in 2018