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Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

CDC AWARDED CONGRESSIONAL APPROPRIATIONS OF $1 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR RESEARCH ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION

The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual welcomes the appropriation of $1 million in new Congressional funding for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Injury and Violence Prevention for child sexual assault prevention research.

“We are grateful to our Congressional champions who have recognized the importance of this issue and worked to secure the funding in the final bill,” says Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD, director of the Moore Center and a professor in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Mental Health. “This is a remarkable win for our field and for the children we aim to protect.

The appropriations measure, which passed the House and Senate on December 18 and was signed into law late December 20, provides funding to support more proactive approaches and research for the development, evaluation, and dissemination of effective practice and policy.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Congress in FY2021 and beyond to ensure that adequate federal resources are going towards research to prevent the public health crisis that is child sexual abuse,” says Letourneau.