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Stop It Now, Inc.

Together we can stop the sexual abuse of children

aka Child Sex Abuse Prevention and Protection Center   |   Northampton, MA   |  www.StopItNow.org

Mission

Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take action before a child is harmed. We provide support, information and resources for adults to take responsibility for creating safer communities.

Ruling year info

1992

Director

Jenny Coleman

Main address

351 Pleasant St., PMB 319

Northampton, MA 01060 USA

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EIN

04-3150129

NTEE code info

Sexual Abuse, Prevention of (I73)

Child Abuse, Prevention of (I72)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Help Services

Provides direct help to individuals with questions or concerns about child sexual abuse. We offer help for specific situations through a confidential national Helpline (1.888.PREVENT), email, chat, an interactive online tool, and an online advice column. http://www.StopItNow.org/help

Population(s) Served
Adults
Victims of crime and abuse
Families
Children and youth
Caregivers

Advocates for child sexual abuse to be addressed as a public health priority, encourages increased investment in a full range of prevention strategies, and provides evidence-based information to media, policymakers and advocacy groups.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Victims of crime and abuse
Caregivers
Families

Develops, assesses and distributes educational materials through our website, publications, trainings, events and media campaigns. These help laypeople and professionals recognize harmful behavior and know how to take action – including where to get resources for action.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Caregivers
Victims of crime and abuse
Families

Provides and evaluates training and advising services to professionals, organizations, coalitions, and community-based programs on strategies, policies and practices for preventing child sexual abuse. As part of strategic partnerships, we consult long term with groups that are adapting key elements of our adult-responsibility, community-based program model.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Caregivers
Victims of crime and abuse
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Klingberg Family Centers, Inc. 2014

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth and adults served by our helplines.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Help Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through our free, confidential helplines, we help people keep children safe from sexual abuse. Our Now! helpline is for adults, our WhatsOK helpline is for youth ages 14-21.

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Help Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Stop It Now! seeks to have the sexual abuse of children recognized as a preventable public health problem, to make helping adults take responsibility to prevent and stop sexual abuse of children a main focus of prevention, and to create effective programs based on these principles.

Stop It Now! relies on the public health model to create programming. Using a combination of research-based public education materials, media messages, and training tools, we seek to change the social climate and foster the prevention of child sexual abuse.

In past public health campaigns, advocates have successfully demanded change in our communities by challenging societal attitudes ("friends don't let friends drive drunk"). Communities have demanded effective public policies which will promote the public health (regulations which prevent smoking in public places). Individuals and communities also have a role to play in preventing the sexual abuse of children.

We believe that sexual abuse of children is preventable. We believe that the best hope for preventing child abuse is by enacting the following policies in our communities:

-Promoting accurate information
-Enhancing services to children who are victims of sex abuse
-Providing specialized treatment programs for sex offenders
-Offering timely sexuality education
-Improving our understanding of behaviors that make children vulnerable

Stop It Now! provides a place for adults to voice questions and concerns about child sexual abuse and gives them and their communities the resources to take action. This includes sharing information about creating healthy, respectful boundaries in our families, recognizing and responding to boundary violations before a child is harmed, and promoting healthy behaviors that protect children.

Stop It Now! has created a website with information and resources for anyone seeking advice on how to keep a child safe from sexual harm and receives over 1 million new visitors each year. The confidential helpline has served over 20,000 individuals with questions about personal situations involving child sex abuse. Stop It Now! seeks to expand the availability of the Helpline and increase its training program to create safer environments for children to prevent child sexual abuse before any harm is done.

Financials

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Stop It Now, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

William Woodman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/23/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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