About Jill Starishevsky

Jill Starishevsky is an Assistant District Attorney in New York City where she has prosecuted hundreds of sex offenders and dedicated her career to seeking justice for victims of child abuse and sex crimes. Outside the courtroom, Jill's fondness for writing led her to create thepoemlady.com, where she pens personalized pieces for all occasions. Her mission to protect children, along with her penchant for poetry, inspired My Body Belongs to Me, a children’s book intended to prevent child sexual abuse by teaching 3-8 year olds their bodies are private. Jill also manages a discussion group on LinkedIn called Child Safety Network. In October 2006, Jill launched HowsMyNanny.com, an online nanny reporting service that works to keep children safe by enabling parents to receive positive and negative feedback on their child’s caregiver.

Website: http://www.MyBodyBelongsToMe.com

Articles by Jill

Erin’s Law: Teaching Kids to Recognize & Avoid Sexual Abuse

Erin’s Law: Teaching Kids to Recognize & Avoid Sexual Abuse

Editor’s Note: In June of 2014, South Carolina became the 16th State to pass Erin Merryn’s law – a law that requires school districts to teach children to tell on anyone who tries to touch their private parts. Speaking as a survivor, it is difficult for me to understand why any state would not endorse this.   In honor of Pediatric Safety’s 5 Year Bloggiversary, we are... 

My Body Belongs to Me

My Body Belongs to Me

As a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City for more than a decade, I have often encountered children who were sexually abused for lengthy periods of time and suffered in silence. One case in particular had a profound impact on me and compelled me to write a children’s book called My Body Belongs to Me. I prosecuted the case of a 9-year-old girl who had been raped by her stepfather... 

Erin’s Law: Teaching Children to Recognize & Avoid Sexual Abuse

Erin’s Law: Teaching Children to Recognize & Avoid Sexual Abuse

In October, New York State announced it would join the ranks of those states to introduce a bill entitled Erin Merryn’s Law. The measure would require schools to make a change to their existing curriculum for child abduction to include child sexual abuse prevention. This alteration would give critically important information to victims – many of whom do not know there is a way out of their horrific... 

My Body Belongs to Me

My Body Belongs to Me

As a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City for more than a decade, I have often encountered children who were sexually abused for lengthy periods of time and suffered in silence. One case in particular had a profound impact on me and compelled me to write a children’s book called My Body Belongs to Me. I prosecuted the case of a 9-year-old girl who had been raped by her stepfather...