Pilot Anti-Child Abuse Program
3/1/2013 (Updated 10:51:12 PM)A local agency has been selected to be one of the first sites in New York to kick off a new anti-child sex abuse campaign.
The Crime Victims Assistance Center in Binghamton will use the "Enough Abuse" program to educate parents about how to detect and prevent child sex abuse. Center employees say over 300 cases of child sex abuse in Broome County are reported to them each year.
"It's just a horrible thing to have a child go through something like that. I'm hoping with more communication about the subject and more awareness and people talking about it-- that even if it does happen, we can respond quicker. But certainly prevention is our goal," said Raini Baudendistel of Crime Victims Assistance Center.
The center will the carry out the campaign by partnering with other agencies through the Broome County Family Violence Prevention Council.
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