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Moore Center Headlines
- Chronicle of Higher Education: An Unacceptable Idea
- NBC News: They're banned from Olympic Sports. Why are they coaching children?
- HUB: Incarcerating child sexual abusers topped $5.4 billion in 2021 according to study
- Maine Public Radio: Child pornography cases are rising in Maine and nationally, but so is detection
- Psychology Today: Child Sex Abuse: We Need Prevention, Not Just Punishment
- Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine: Stopping Child Sexual Abuse Requires a Shift in Funding Priorities
- The Crime Report: U.S. Spends $5.4B Yearly on Incarcerating Adults for Sex Crimes Against Children
- The Hill: We're Still Not Spending Enough to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
- Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine: The Harms of Placing Kids on Sex Offender Registries
- Psychology Today: Reframing Child Sex Abuse as a Preventable Public Health Issue
- Slate: Nine Year Olds Are Being Forced to Register as Sex Offenders. That Might Finally Change
- Psychology Today: Professor's Research Sparks Firestorm at Virginia College
- The Washington Post Opinion: A Virginia college professor set off a firestorm about pedophilia
- Alliance Magazine: Putting A Stop To Child Sexual Abuse Before It Occurs
- U.S. News: Professor Who Wrote About Adults Attracted to Minors Resigns
- The Washington Post Opinion: Overreach at Old Dominion
- The Globe and Mail: Initiative targets potential abusers who have thoughts or urges to sexually abuse children
- Hub: Johns Hopkins Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse receives $10.3 million grant for global prevention program
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: "Spotlight Series" on advocacy and policy efforts to prevent child sexual abuse
- Psychology Today: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse during Covid-19
- Public Health On Call podcast: Preventing child sexual abuse in the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Hub: Pandemic poses key challenges for preventing child sexual abuse: Center releases resources pages, online course
- Press Release: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse During Covid-19: Moore Center launches family resource pages, online course for people concerned about their own sexual feelings toward children
- Baltimore Sun: Reports of child abuse have fallen in Maryland since coronavirus shutdown, but experts say harm may be hidden.
- Statement: CDC Awarded Congressional Appropriations of $1M in New Funding for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Research
- Parents Should Take Advantage of School Break to Check-In With Their Children
- 90.5 WESA Pittsburgh (NPR): Pittsburgh diocese may have improved sex abuse prevention efforts, more work needs to be done
- Daily Beast: Columbia University student fought against sexual violence—until he was charged with child sex crimes
- HealthDay: Tragedy of child sexual abuse takes financial toll, too
- Psychology Today: Crisis on the southern border: We're putting kids in danger
- Psychology Today: Victims of sexual abuse face a lifetime of costly problems
- Press Release: One year's losses for child sexual abuse in U.S. top $9 billion, new study suggests
- Sports Illustrated: Prospect and pariah
- Baltimore Sun: Women from "The Keepers" discuss experience at Baltimore conference on child sexual abuse prevention
- Psychology Today: Will reporting laws in Michigan prevent child sexual abuse?
- Press Release: Child sexual abuse in U.S. costs up to $1.5 million per child death
- Johns Hopkins Magazine: When the abuser is a child, too
- Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Young sex offenders shouldn't have to register; It's ineffective and hurts everyone around them
- Press Release: Children on sex offender registries at greater risk for suicide attempts, study suggests
- Post-Crescent: Are Halloween restrictions on sex offenders useful or useless?
- QCOnline: Beware holiday that scares adults
- Post and Courier: Should minors convicted of certain sex crimes be required to register as offenders for life? S.C. supreme court rules yes as attorneys, researchers cast doubts
- Psychology Today: Should children register as sex offenders?
- CBS News: Childhood sex abuse could accelerate puberty in girls, study finds
- 7News: Issues in dealing with children who abuse
- Sky News: Not all child abusers are monsters: experts
- New York Times: Punishment that Doesn't Fit the Crime
- The Hill: Marking Kids for Life on Sex Offender Registries
- Pacific Standard: What's the Real Rate of Sex Crime Recidivism?
- Slate: What's Wrong with the Brock Turner Sentence?
- WYPR's Midday with Sheilah Kast: Reforming the Sex Offender Registry
- Maryland Reporter: State Roundup - May 12, 2016
- The New Yorker: The List
- Pacific Standard: Are We Properly Dealing with Young Sex Offenders?
- Rising to the Challenge: The Campaign for Johns Hopkins: To Serve and Prevent
- Stateline: States Slowly Scale Back Juvenile Sex Offender Registries
- Reuters: Tide Turns Against U.S. Residency Restrictions on Sex Offenders
- Psychology Today: Sympathy for the Deviant
- Baltimore Sun: Study of Baltimore County: Fewer Sex Offenses Reported in Neighborhoods with More Registered Sex Offenders
- Upworthy: A Protective Treatment Program for Pedophiles in Germany is Raising Some Eyebrows
- Fox 45 Baltimore: Ryan T. Shields is interviewed regarding a juvenile charged with assault
- Baltimore Business Journal: People on the Move - Stephen Moore, MD, MPH, Appointed to JHSPH Health Advisory Board
- Washington Post: The Jared Fogel Case: Why We Understand So Little About Child Sexual Abuse
- Press Release: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Welcomes New Health Advisory Board Chair
- Newsweek: The Hunt for Child Sex Abusers is Happening in the Wrong Places
- Freakonomics Radio: Making Sex Offenders Pay - and Pay and Pay and Pay
- Secrets and Realities of US Child Abuse - NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook
- 10 Firsts in 10 Decades - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Featured in the Observador (Portuguese newspaper) about sex offender registries in Portugal
- Pennsylvania's Juvenile Sex Offender Registry is Unconstitutional, State Supreme Court Rules
- This Woman is Trying to Stop Sex Offenders by Helping Them
- Studies, Experts Question Effect of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries
Since launching in 2012, the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse has made incredible progress toward the prevention of child sexual abuse.
We work to create change through our efforts in research, education, communication, advocacy, and policy. We work to change the way the world thinks about child sexual abuse, from inevitable to preventable. We work to change the way world thinks about prevention, to understand that perpetration prevention is a necessary element of a comprehensive approach to child sexual abuse. We work to grow the human and the capital resources necessary to continue and expand these efforts.