Organizations Combating Sex Abuse

1. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children – apsac.org

“The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, now in partnership with The New York Foundling, was founded in 1987 and is a nonprofit, national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. Especially important to APSAC is the dissemination of state-of-the-art practice in all professional disciplines related to child abuse and neglect. On October 1, 2016, APSAC partnered with The New York Foundling, whose mission offers an expansive array of services for under-served children, families, and adults with developmental disabilities. The Foundling provides the resources necessary to rebuild lives and rebuild families.”

2. American Society for the Positive Care of Children – americanspcc.org

“JOIN US as we use our voices against abuse, neglect, and injustice! Pledge to stand up for the right of children to feel safe and protected!”

3. Ark of Hope for Children – arkofhopeforchildren.org 

“Ark of Hope for Children breaks the chains for those victimized as children by human trafficking, child abuse and bullying to lead survivors into lives filled with faith hope and love. We help survivors experience unconditional love, emotional healing and life change. Our programs are meant to equip and empower them to mold the challenges of their past into hope filled futures.”

4. Arte Sana – arte-sana.com

“By providing services to improve the quality of life of survivors of gender violence and racism, we strive to prevent violence in our communities. Arte Sana believes in the intrinsic healing power of art and culture. We believe that violence risk reduction programs and services must be culturally competent and linguistically appropriate. Arte Sana is committed to the value of indigenous leadership and collaboration sin fronteras (without borders).”

5. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers – atsa.com

“ATSA’s mission is to make society safer by preventing sexual abuse. To achieve that, ATSA continues to support and promote sound research, effective practice, informed policy, and comprehensive prevention strategies.”

6. Child Lures Prevention – childluresprevention.com

“Child Lures Prevention is based in Shelburne, Vermont – and reaches worldwide. Our mission began in 1983, and continues today: we are here to help you prevent crimes against children and youth through education and awareness. Together, we can make this a safer and gentler world for children.”

7. Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute (CMRPI) –childmolestationprevention.org

“The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute (CMRPI) is a national, science-based, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization with offices in Atlanta, GA and Alameda, CA. CMRPI conducts research to prevent child sexual abuse and provides information to prevention organizations, agencies, professionals, and families to use to prevent abuse.”

8. Childhelp – childhelp.org

“Childhelp remains true to their vision. The internationally respected nonprofit is the largest organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect as well as at-risk children. Though it has grown beyond their wildest dreams, CEO and Chairman, Sara O’Meara, and President, Yvonne Fedderson, who still work every day for this critical cause, have never forgotten those eleven little orphans in a storm that inspired their mission of hope.”

9. Child Rights International Network – crin.org

“CRIN believes transparency, access to justice for children and protection from violence are crucial to securing children’s status as individuals with rights. So we are campaigning to end sexual violence against children in religious institutions by pushing for reforms that will open these institutions to scrutiny, prevent cover-ups and allow victims to access justice.”

10. The Children’s Bureau (CB) Administration for Children & Families U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – acf.hhs.gov

“The Children’s Bureau (CB) focuses on improving the lives of children and families through programs that reduce child abuse and neglect, increase the number of adoptions, and strengthen foster care.”

11. The Consensual Project – theconsensualproject.com

“The Consensual Project partners with schools and universities to bring students a fresh understanding of consent. The innovative curriculum, workshops, and website empower young people to incorporate consent into their daily lives. The Consensual Project is committed to helping students connect through consent.”

12. Darkness to Light – d2l.org

“Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse.”

13. Defend Innocence – defendinnocence.org

“We empower parents and caregivers to protect children from sexual abuse through education and online resources. We make it safe to openly discuss sexual abuse through community dialogue and social awareness. … Founders Shelaine and Derek Maxfield have a passion for helping others. Their kindness and generosity led them to start The Younique Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, in December 2014. The Younique Foundation focuses on helping survivors heal from the impact of childhood sexual abuse. A sub-brand of The Younique Foundation, Defend Innocence focuses on preventing child sexual abuse; we want to stop abuse before it even happens.”

14. End Rape On Campus – endrapeoncampus.org

“End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.”

15. Futures Without Violence – futureswithoutviolence.org

“Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, we train professionals such as doctors, nurses, judges, and athletic coaches on improving responses to violence and abuse. We also work with advocates, policymakers, and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships.”

16. generationFIVE – generationfive.org

“The mission of generationFIVE is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations. We work to interrupt and mend the intergenerational impact of child sexual abuse on individuals, families, and communities. Through survivor and bystander leadership development, community prevention and intervention, public action, and cross-movement building, generationFIVE works to interrupt and mend the intergenerational impact of child sexual abuse on individuals, families, and communities.”

17. Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment – netgrace.org

“We hope to equip others with a vision for authentic responsibility, accountability, and compassion in the care for children and adult survivors of abuse. Though the history of the Church can make this approach seem radical, we believe it is nothing more and nothing less than the fulfillment of Jesus’ teaching.”

18. Grateful Garment Project – gratefulgarment.org

“The Grateful Garment Project’s mission is to ensure that every victim of a sexual crime who crosses the threshold of a Sexual Assault Response Team facility or who seeks medical attention and/or law enforcement involvement is provided with whatever new clothing, toiletries, snacks, and other miscellaneous items that he or she may require, to reduce further negative impact against their being. We have further expanded our mission and vision to encompass all victims of sexual violence. This includes, but is not limited to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and victims of Human Sexual Trafficking.”

19. Just Detention International – justdetention.org

“Just Detention International is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.”

20. Know Your IX – knowyourix.org

“Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. We envision a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to educations free from violence and harassment. We recognize that gender violence is both a cause of inequity and a consequence of it, and we believe that women, transgender, and gender non-conforming students will not have equality in education or opportunity until the violence ends. We draw upon the civil rights law Title IX as an alternative to the criminal legal system — one that is more just and responsive to the educational, emotional, financial, and stigmatic harms of violence.”

21. MaleSurvivor – malesurvivor.org

“Since then NOMSV (now MaleSurvivor) has been a leader in the fight to improve the resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse in the US and around the globe. We are a community built upon a unique foundation of respect and mutual partnership between survivors themselves and the professionals who work with them.”

22. MinistrySafe Institute – ministrysafeinstitute.com

“Child sexual abuse issues are invariably intertwined with the need for legal guidance: reporting to authorities, changes in the law, application of clergy privilege and insurance coverage. MinistrySafe Institute™ was created by legal professionals who are sexual abuse experts. After decades of litigating cases and providing counsel related to sexual abuse issues, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris founded MinistrySafe Institute™ to equip ministry leaders with an understanding of the issues and how to best navigate through them.”

23. National Alliance to End Sexual Violence – endsexualviolence.org

“Statewide anti-sexual violence organizations know well the vital role played by the federal government in their work and the work of police and prosecutors. They also understand that this assistance exists under constant threat.

That’s why leaders from these statewide organizations joined with local rape crisis centers and prominent national advocates to create the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Its mission: to provide a missing voice in Washington for state coalitions and local programs advocating and organizing against sexual violence and for survivors.

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence educates the policy community about federal laws, legislation and appropriations impacting the fight to end sexual violence.”

24. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – missingkids.org

“Child sexual exploitation is a significant problem which continues to evolve and grow, requiring a multifaceted response. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is dedicated to helping families, victims, law enforcement and industry reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. NCMEC will continue to work to ensure all child victims receive the help they need and deserve.”

25. National Center for Victims of Crime – victimsofcrime.org

“The National Center values education and training as a mechanism to improve the way crime victims are treated and understood. The following training activities and programs developed and executed by the National Center serve as a resource for those who work with victims, represent victims’ perspectives, raise awareness, develop services, and foster systemic change: … 

The DNA Resource Center is a source for training, technical assistance, and information about the use of DNA in the criminal justice system. It aims to help victim service and criminal justice professionals to understand forensic DNA, DNA databases, and the roles of sexual assault nurse examiners helping survivors of DNA exonerations, and how DNA can be used in missing persons cases.”

26. National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence – ncdsv.org

“Renamed the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence [NCDSV] in 2003, our organization helps a myriad of professionals who work with victims and perpetrators; law enforcement; criminal justice professionals such as prosecutors, judges and probation officers; health care professionals including emergency response teams, nurses and doctors; domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and service providers; and counselors and social workers.”

27. National Children’s Advocacy Center – nationalcac.org

“The NCAC Virtual Training Center (VTC) offers a wide range of FREE online training opportunities for child abuse professionals. NCACvtc includes live and archived Webinars and Recorded Trainings.”

28. National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Violence –sisterslead.org

“The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) is dedicated to ending sexual assault through a culturally specific lens of providing technical assistance and training to Communities of Color organizations addressing sexual assault, engaging with communities and survivors at a grass roots level and being instrumental in policies concerning Women and Girls of Color.”

29. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center – nsvrc.org

“Our mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaborating, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.”

30. Prevent Child Abuse America – preventchildabuse.org

“At Prevent Child Abuse America®, we lay the groundwork to deliver the great childhoods that all children deserve. We are a 501(c)3 dedicated to promoting services that improve child well-being in all 50 states and developing programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect.”

31. RAINN – rainn.org 

“RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.”

32. Safe to Compete – safetocompete.org

“Protecting children and providing safe spaces for them to learn, play and grow is central to the mission of every youth-serving organization. Safe to Compete is a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) which provides access to resources to help youth-sports organizations and the families of child athletes protect those children from sexual abuse.”

33. S.E.S.A.M.E. – sesamenet.org

“S.E.S.A.M.E. is the leading national voice for the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of students by teachers and other school staff. Ending the practice of ‘passing the trash,’ a phenomenon where educators investigated for abuse are able to resign and get a new job at a new school, is S.E.S.A.M.E.’s top priority for ending abuse in schools.”

34. Stop It Now! – stopitnow.org

“Stop It Now! was founded by Fran Henry, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who learned first-hand that standard approaches to keeping children safe from child sexual abuse at that time did not respond to the complex relationships surrounding most abuse. Her vision was to have the sexual abuse of children recognized as a preventable public health problem and to help adults take responsibility to prevent and stop sexual abuse of children. With a commitment to prevention, Stop It Now! creates and disseminates effective programs based on this principle of adult responsibility, shared through a hopeful and compassionate lens.”

35. Stop Sexual Assault in Schools – stopsexualassaultinschools.org

“SSAIS is unique. It’s the only organization specifically created to address sexual harassment/assault and K-12 students’ rights. With the increased attention on sexual assault on college campuses, it’s time to address the epidemic of sexual harassment and assault impacting younger students.”

36. TAALK – taalk.org

“TAALK is a US-based, federally approved 501©(3) non-profit organization with a core belief that child sexual abuse is predictable and preventable when we surround children with knowledgeable and outspoken adults, and we all play a part in the solution. TAALK is an acronym for Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids. The TAALK dream is to eliminate child sexual abuse in communities around the world. Until then, TAALK will vigilantly carry out its mission to reduce children’s vulnerability to child sexual abuse and to support survivors through the healing process. Child sexual abuse is a global pandemic that must be solved at the community level. TAALK creates awareness, education, support and healing programs which are delivered through local TAALK Chapters and partner organizations. TAALK also locates programs and services from around the world and highlights them through their media platforms.”

37. U.S. Center for SafeSport (United States Olympic Committee) – safesport.org

“The U.S. Center for SafeSport is the first and only national organization of its kind focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport. As an independent non-profit headquartered in Denver, the Center provides consultation to sport entities on prevention techniques and policies, while developing best practices and educational programs focused on promoting athlete well-being and putting an end to emotional and physical abuse in sports. The Center also provides a safe, professional and confidential place for individuals to report sexual abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements.”