In Together for Girls’ #SVsolutions Spotlight series, we highlight effective interventions and programs that are truly leading the way to preventing sexual violence against children in every corner of our world. And while it’s crucial to know what works to prevent sexual violence against childrent, it’s also equally important to know and better understand what doesn’t work and what changes must be made in order to best support, protect, and uplift children.
That’s why we’re honored to feature the below piece about Dr. LeTourneau and her unprecedented work with the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. A true pioneer in the prevention of child sexual abuse and perpetration, Dr. LeTourneau conducts research exploring the negative effects of sex offender public policy and Juvenile Sex Offender Registry and Notification (SORN).
In “What Works to Prevent Sexual Violence Against Children”, Juvenile SORN are categorized as harmful interventions, and this marks the first Spotlight that explores an intervention without promising or prudent effects.