Protect The Children is a special program created and sponsored by Mothers Against Sexual Abuse, MASA. With the Protect The Children campaign we hope to educate and raise awareness of the plight of our innocent children. Child sexual abuse crosses all of the socio-economic barriers. Parents who try to fight the system are thwarted by unscrupulous lawyers hired and paid for by the perpetrators of this crime. When over 70% of our children are returned by our family courts to their abusers we have a problem in this country. Children are not being believed and rarely is there physical evidence of sexual abuse. Our public services announcements are intended to educate and raise that awareness. No one can say, “Not My Child”. The fact is all children are vulnerable to incest and child sexual abuse. Children are our most precious resource, they are the future and yet they have no voice and no choice. Every person must become a voice for our children.
of victims trust their perpetrator
of abused children returned to abuser by courts
of teen prostitutes were victims
of women incarcerated for violent crimes were victims
“As a psychiatric nurse and then an FBI agent, I saw firsthand the horrible consequences of all kinds of child abuse.
Since child victims cannot rescue themselves, we adults need to step up and step into their lives to help.
That’s why I sit on the board of Mothers Against Sexual Abuse. Without nonprofits such as MASA, victims and their
protectors would have nowhere to go for accurate information on this very serious subject, as well as access to
highly professional guidance. MASA provides investigative advice and legal referrals, as well as the psychological
support victims need to deal with the crisis. I am proud to be a member of the Board of Directors.”
– Candice DeLong