Current collaborations include:
The Massachusetts Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Partnership (MCSAPP) is a private/public collaborative whose mission is to prevent child sexual abuse by engaging adults and communities in effective perpetration prevention efforts at both the local and state levels. On October 1, 2002, Massachusetts was selected by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of three sites in the country to pilot and evaluate promising perpetration prevention models. The Partnership, including lead agency Massachusetts Citizens for Children, will oversee implementation of this project. In addition to SAPSS, MCSAPP members include policy and program experts and leaders with statewide reach and experience in child abuse prevention, sexual violence prevention, sex offender management, child protection, public health, victim advocacy and services, and research and evaluation.
SAPSS coordinates with Jane Doe, Inc.: The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence as well as various MDPH and other state offices to conduct sexual assault prevention -related trainings and conferences. Recent trainings have focused on youth, immigrant and refugee organizations, and clergy. Contact SAPSS or Jane Doe, Inc. for more information.
SAPSS staff also chairs the Massachusetts Coalition for Sex Offender Management to support a victim-centered approach to this work.