Recently our work at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse has been used to influence policy and elevate the national conversation about child abuse and neglect prevention through partnerships and meetings with high-level organizations committed to ending juvenile sex offender registration and preventing child sexual abuse.
The July 2016 report from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN), an organization committed to state-based juvenile justice reform that advocates for policies and practices, cited our research on the damaging effects of juvenile sex offender registries and public notification policies. The report specifically noted our work studying the exceeding low, and declining, incidence of sexual reoffending by youth. Click here to read more.
Another concrete example of where our Center is having a national impact is with our involvement earlier this spring in a stakeholder round table meeting, “Changing the Conversation around Child Sexual Abuse and Neglect,” hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). This event brought together national and federal partners including high-level staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention; the American Psychological Association and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to discuss efforts to disseminate messages to prevent child sexual abuse and neglect. The report captured suggestions and recommendations for further action. Read the report here.
We will continue to be part of the national conversation around child sexual abuse prevention and look forward to joining with other like-minded organizations to lend our research and expertise in the prevention of child sexual abuse.