VOICES IN ACTION

REPORT. SUPPORT. MATCH. CONNECT.

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

FOR SURVIVORS,
BY SURVIVORS

Voices in Action is a nonprofit organization founded by original Silence Breakers who were among the voices that started the #MeToo movement. 

We are, first and foremost, a survivor-focused organization. 

We are trauma-informed
and trained.

Voices in Action is independent of the entertainment industry and any organization. 

You will never be pressured to do anything you’re unsure about.
We will never contact you without your request. And we will never share your information without your explicit permission.

Your voice, story, and your
identity are safe with us.

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VOICES IN ACTION
MANIFESTO

Voices in Action works
to address and ignite much needed change around the epidemic
of sexual abuse in the entertainment industry and organizations across the United States.

As survivors ourselves,
we understand the complexities of trauma, the challenges and frustrations of coming forward, and the importance of
receving support.
 
We strive to protect men and women alike from incidents of sexual misconduct. We fight to empower survivors to use their Voice to help change the landscape of this crisis and to help survivors take back their power. 

Your Voice and your story matters.  You matter. 
We stand with you. 

FULL MANIFESTO

VOICES IN ACTION
SERVICES

Private, timestamped reporting of incidents of sexual abuse to help corroborate your story. 

A repeat offender matching system that sends optional alerts to survivors if their perpetrator is accused by someone else. 

Referalls for free consultations with trauma informed legal counsel in your area.  

The potential ability to connect with survivors who repot the same perpetrator through
legal counsel.

Innovative alert and tracking technology. 

Survivor support & resources.

Activism and legislation. 

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Voices in Action 
puts survivors first 

Voices in Action was founded by some of the first women to speak out against Harvey Weinstein in the fall of 2017, helping to propel Tarana Burke’s #MeToo movement into national spotlight. We have been hard at work this past year seeking to find solutions to heal our industry…

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Meet the Voices in Action Team 

Jessica Barth

Founder & 
CEO 

Writer, producer, actress, child advocate, and founder of Voices in Action, Jessica Barth is best known for her breakout leading role in the hilarious Ted movie franchise. She began her career in the Philadelphia Theatre scene as a young girl which led her to a prestigious apprenticeship at Vassar College in association with New York Stage and Film. It was there that she honed her craft before deciding to head to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television and film.

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Kristin Leland

Vice President &
Chief Communications Officer

Kristin has helped various non-profit organizations launch, rebrand, and tell their stories creatively through print publications and digital multimedia.  A forever grad student with focused research in language, communication, semantics, persuasion, and the effects of media in culture, Kristin is working on completing two master’s degrees in communication sciences and non-profit leadership, respectively, along with Title IX training. 

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Alex Little

Legal Counsel

Alex is widely recognized for his precedent-setting work representing crime victims inside and outside of the courtroom. A former federal prosecutor, Alex blends trial experience and legal know-how with a relentless dedication to his clients. He is an active member of the National Crime Victim Bar Association and the Legal Network for Gender Equity. He has represented clients with the support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and regularly provides legal analysis for national and international media

Lisa Abeyta

Chief Technical Officer

Lisa Abeyta is the Founder and CEO of APPCityLife, an award-winning GovTech startup using technology to improve lives. She is also Cofounder of Hautepreneurs, a virtual accelerator and network helping women entrepreneurs up their game. In 2017, she was named the 7th most influential voice globally on government technology, and her company, APPCityLife, has been named a top 100 Civic Tech Company in 2016, and 2017, 2018. The company was also a winner of the 2017 Smart Cities Innovation Showcase and the 2017 New Mexico Innovation awards.

A Letter to Our Industry

The New York Times and The New Yorker’s bombshell exposés on the sexual predations of Harvey Weinstein broke open the secrecy of sexual harassment and assault that has consumed our community for decades. Our collective voice shined a spotlight on the systemic abuse of power within the entertainment industry. With each new voice rising, so did our hope that we were on the brink of concrete change within our community.

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VOICES IN ACTION IN THE NEWS

After speaking out against Harvey Weinstein, two actresses join forces to protect others in Hollywood

Actresses Jessica Barth, left, and Caitlin Dulany have started Voices in Action, an organization that will provide an online reporting system for those who say they’ve been sexually harassed in Hollywood.

Mira Sorvino, Jessica Barth Unveil Confidential Reporting Platform for Sexual Abuse Victims

The two actresses appeared on a Voices in Action panel with Harold Perrineau, Brittany Perrineau, Johnathon Schaech and Los Angeles Times reporter Amy Kaufman to discuss progress in the #MeToo movement:

Voices in action: the Hollywood actors taking a stand against abuse

What if Harvey Weinstein’s many accusers had known they were not alone? A new, anonymous platform lets victims report abuse – and get their stories heard

Read about our latest event!

Voices in Action speak out at the Nashville Film Festival in October 2019.

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In partnership with the NCVBA

If you file a report with us, you will receive options on how to obtain a free legal consultation with trauma-informed legal counsel in your area. If the person you accused on your report is accused by one or more additional parties, you may have the ability to meet or discuss your cases under the privilege and safety of legal counsel matched through the NCVBA.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

We’ve partnered with these trusted organizations who are also making some big change. 

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MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

Learn more about Voices in Action’s amazing supporters. 

Terry Crews

Actor, Activist

Mira Sorvino

Actress, Activist

Harold Perrineau

Actor, Activist

Jonathon Schaech

Actor, Activist

Brittany Perrineau

Actress, Activist

Sarah Scott

Actress, Activist

Patricia Arquette

Actress, Activist

Pamela Guest

Actress, Activist

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Voices in Action Speaks Out at the Nashville Film Festival

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