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Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

About Us

A hundred thousand welcomes!

— William Shakespeare

Who We Are

The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse was founded in 2012 with a generous gift from the Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Julia Moore family, who courageously decided to fund a research center that would create, through rigorous science, a public health approach to preventing child sexual abuse. The Moore family purposefully “seated” this Center within JHSPH. As a leading international authority on public health, the School is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. Every day, the School works to keep millions around the world safe from violence, illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow’s scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life. 

Dr. Elizabeth J. Letourneau is associate professor and director at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Department of Mental Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. For more than 25 years she has conducted research involving the evaluation of clinical practice and legal policy related to adult and adolescent sexual offending. Read her biography here. 

Focus Areas

Our work at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse addresses many different aspects of child sexual abuse. Priority focus areas include: