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Team Run Ally For a Change

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November 09, 2011

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THE STORY:

Hi friends! Please join me in my efforts of supporting the Ally Foundation by donating to this organization that relentlessly seeks change in a horribly flawed justice system. Your financial support not only means a great deal to me, but also to the foundation. Please take a moment to read Ally's story. You don't have to join me in my training, but I hope you'll join me in my fundraising mission! -- Stella

 

The ALLY Foundation wrote -

The ALLY Foundation was established in memory of Alexandra Nicole Zapp, our loving daughter, sister and friend, who was murdered by a repeat sex offender on July 18, 2002. The Foundation, founded and run by Ally’s mother and stepfather, has a mission to prevent opportunities for violent sex offenses, to educate the public and advocate for necessary changes in culture, attitude and policy It strives to celebrate Alexandra’s memory with the same charitable and compassionate spirit that guided her throughout her short life.

Like so many families whose children have been taken from them by convicted sex offenders, Andrea and Steve first set out to fix the specific loophole that may have prevented Ally’s death. While working to solve the gaps in Massachusetts’ civil commitment law, they soon realized that the entire way we deal with sex offenders is too fragmented and inconsistent to be effective. It was clear that a piecemeal approach had been taken towards sex offender management and that no one had ever stepped back to develop a well-thought out system. Such variable procedures do not set consistent standards for offenders and cannot hold them accountable, increasing the risk to the community. Sex offenders cannot be cured but we can do an infinitely better job at managing them once they are in the system. The Foundation works to prevent known offenders from re-offending by creating a dynamic national infrastructure, implementing evidence-based practices nationally, and informing federal, state and local legislation.

After almost eight years of research and exploration, The ALLY Foundation has what it believes to be a comprehensive model that is dynamic, evidenced-based and effective in reducing repeat sex offenses by known offenders. It consists of specialized sex offense courts, state-level multi-disciplinary teams to set consistent guidelines, and an overarching national resource center to offer assistance to the state teams and information and resources to the general public.

The driving principal behind this system is that models, communication and adaptability are necessary to handle this large and complex problem often shrouded in secrecy and shame. The three-pronged system aims to promote best practices while being able to respond to new circumstances and research. With a 400% increase in convicted sex offenders during the past decade, these management issues will not go away.

$320

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stella Yi

    $20

  • Josh and Courtney Duncan

    $100

  • John and Julie Sun

     

  • Sarah Kammerer

    $25

  • Matt & Carol Sadler

    $50

  • The Gibbs Family

    $25

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The Team: $8,478 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mary Hart

Amount Raised

$4,117

 

82% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Meghan M.

Amount Raised

$2,204

 

44% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Marie Evans

Amount Raised

$1,827

 

37% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stella Yi

Amount Raised

$320

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The ALLY Foundation

Amount Raised

$10

 

0% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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Gregg Weatherby

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Gibbs Family

The Gibbs Family

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Matt & Carol Sadler

Matt & Carol Sadler

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Stella! Run for the both of us! :) 7 years ago

Sarah Kammerer

Sarah Kammerer

DONATION: $25

GOOD LUCK STELLA!!!!!! I am so excited and so proud of you for doing this!!! 7 years ago

John and Julie Sun

John and Julie Sun

7 years ago

Josh and Courtney Duncan

Josh and Courtney Duncan

DONATION: $100

You rock Stella and your YouTube video was WICKED awesome. I had to add the wicked because you are talking about Boston. Good luck! 7 years ago

Stella Yi

Stella Yi

DONATION: $20

I believe in myself. WHeee! 7 years ago