Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

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  • Funding History
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This line-item, first created in FY 2016, funds child sexual abuse prevention initiatives with evidence of positive impact and which focus on training adults to prevent abuse.

The program provides technical assistance to schools to:

1) Organize local coalitions dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse in schools.

2) Recruit, train and certify local volunteers to provide free prevention education for parents, students, and school professionals.

3) Strengthen screening of prospective employees, develop of codes of conduct, assess and modify physical spaces to enhance safety, respond to suspected acts of sexual abuse, and train staff and volunteers to prevent abuse.

Language above adapted from the FY 2017 Budget (General Appropriations Act)

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