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September 20, 2012

Stacey Honowitz: Lawyer, Mother, Hero

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Stacey Honowitz

I had an opportunity to speak with Stacey on the phone and let me just say, wow. This is a remarkable woman and I am both impressed and inspired by her. She is a tough talking, hardcore, gun-slinging prosecutor. She is also a loving and caring mother, and an involved and aware Jew. She is a hero to many people and if you have children, you need to know about her.

Stacey is a nice Jewish girl from Philadelphia. She is a divorced single mom, having had a baby at age 46. She works in an environment that is heartbreaking, but she does it with a fire that is deep within her. I could not do what she does as it is just too sad. Stacey pointed out to me that while her job is sad, her life is not. She is very blessed.

In talking to Stacey, I decided very quickly that I would like to be her friend. She is quick witted, fast with the thoughts and even faster in her ability to share them. She is funny, sarcastic, unguarded, authentic, and sincere. She has the support and love of her parents, a child that she adores, and a need to give power to children who need help.

I asked Stacey to describe herself in three words and she chose funny, sarcastic, and loving. I spoke to her for 30 minutes and I would choose hilarious, brave, and intimidating. She makes me want to be a better mother, a bigger advocate, and a stronger voice. Stacey inspires me to not be afraid to fight for what is right for not only me, but also humankind.

Stacey is an advocate for children and prosecutes sex crimes and child abuse. This woman is not afraid to stand up for what is right, and protects children. If you think this subject cannot touch your family, you are wrong. It can happen, does happen, and Stacey can help you protect your children. It’s time for parents to face reality.

We must educate our children about sexual predators. This happens. Often. It is our responsibility to protect our kids. Regardless of your wealth, religion, or location, you must have a realistic view of mankind. Stacey has prosecuted predators from all walks of life. People of are hurting children and her voice needs to be heard by every parent.

If you are a parent you need to read these books. Not only read them, but share them, gift them, and make them known to people. These books are available on Stacey’s website www.staceyhonowitz.com. Stacey is brash and honest so be prepared. She is on a mission to help children and if she needs to be blunt, then she will.  To those who think the subject does not need to be discussed, you are wrong.

If you had an opportunity to learn something that could help your child, why wouldn’t you? If your being uncomfortable for a few minutes can keep your child be safe for a lifetime, is it not an exchange worth your while? We must love our children enough to not only give them a voice, but teach them how to use it. Stacey Honowitz helps me to keep the faith.

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