Elliot B. Pasik is a graduate of Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, J.D.; Clark University, Worcester, Mass., BA; Bronx HS of Science. He is a practicing civil litigation attorney, works in Cedarhurst, NY, and resides in Long Beach, NY. He has published several articles on child abuse in various publications; has spoken in public forums. Notably, Elliot is the original and successful proponent of New York State's first employee background check law for religious and nonpublic schools, enacted in 2007. He is also a co-founder and president of an advocacy group, Jewish Board of Advocates for Children, which advocates for child protection, particularly in our faith communities.