Johns Hopkins receives $10 million for child sexual abuse prevention

Johns Hopkins receives $10 million for child sexual abuse prevention

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has announced a $10.3 million award from the Oak Foundation in support of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.

The gift will support Global Perpetration Prevention: Translating Knowledge Into Action, a five-year program that aims to identify, validate, disseminate, and promote widespread adoption of effective child sexual abuse perpetration prevention strategies. To that end, the center will launch an online capacity-building hub and summarize the empirical evidence for policy makers, practitioners, and other stakeholders working to implement perpetration prevention programs in new regions and provide consultation and other resources.

"This award is transformative. This is the type of investment for the type of work needed to truly prevent child sexual abuse from happening in the first place and to keep children safe," said Moore Center director Elizabeth Letourneau. "This funding will help us evaluate the most promising programs and then build global capacity to implement the effective programs. This project is more than research — it translates to action."