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CHILD Inc’s mission is to provide support for abused children and to promote public awareness and education on the issues of child abuse. Children are virtually without rights under our current legal system. Every day, a large number of children are being deprived of their rights by the very system that was set up to protect (unfortunately it protects the criminals). These children need a voice. We are working to be that voice.
- CHILD Inc is a 501 c 3 Non-profit Children’s Rights Organization
- All CHILD Inc staff are volunteer with zero paid employees
- All services are provided FREE of charge to Abused Children
Did you know…?
- Every four minutes a child is sexually abused in our country
- One in three girls is being sexually abused
- One in five boys is being sexually abused
- Only 6% of child molesters end up behind bars. 94% walk free.
- There are 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the U.S.
- Sexual assault is the least falsely reported crime in our country (Less than 2% false reports, and this number includes cases in which the abuse actually occurred, but failed to be prosecuted).
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, Commonwealth Fund Study, and RAINN
- Family members – fathers, stepfathers, uncles, older siblings – commit 47% of all reported sexual assaults against children in the child’s own home. (Due to many factors such as fear and guilt, children are much less likely to report that they have been sexually assaulted by a family member. Surveys by adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse report a much higher percentage of abuse by family members)
- 4% of sexual assaults against children are by strangers
- 48% of sexual assaults on children occur in their home
- 70% of all sexual assaults are perpetrated on children
- 98% of males who rape boys are heterosexual. Sexual Abuse of Boys, Journal of American Medical Assoc., Dec. 2, 1998
- Long-term effects of child sexual abuse include; fear, anxiety, depression, anger, hostility, inappropriate sexual behavior, poor self esteem, tendency toward substance abuse, and difficulty with close relationships. Brown and Finkelhor, 1986
- The typical child sex offender molests an average of 117 children, most of who do not report the offense. National Institute of Mental Health, 1988