» Veteran sex crimes prosecutor
» Experienced commentator on network, cable and local news
» Author of two books on sex crimes that teach prevention
Stacey Honowitz has been a supervisor in the Sex Crimes Unit at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office for nearly 25 years. She has appeared regularly on network, cable and local news talking about sex crimes and how to prevent them.
She tries most of the high profile cases that come into her unit, and does not reject the press that comes along with them. “I think the public should see how sexual abuse affects the everyday life of people.”
She is the author of two important books: My Privates are Private and Genius with a Penis, Don’t Touch! The books teach children about private parts, and the importance of reporting to an adult if someone has touched them.
“I wrote the books to take away ‘the fear factor’ in reporting,” she says.
The books are in limerick form, which makes the message easy to remember.
“The goal of these books is simple,” says Honowitz. “It is to encourage parents and children to have a frank discussions about sexual abuse, and to enable kids to be able to protect themselves.
“The long lasting effects of being a victim, and then keeping it a secret are devastating, and failing to discuss these issues with your kids is truly ‘parental malpractice.'”