Started in Massachusetts, the Enough Abuse Campaign is expanding to New Jersey.

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey and the NJ Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse is conducting a press event on the steps of the State Capitol in Trenton today to formally announce the selection of three local coalitions to replicate the campaign throughout the State. The Enough Abuse Campaign is a grassroots movement that provides adults and communities with the knowledge and skills they need to put an end to the silence surrounding child sexual abuse.

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey says the recent events at Penn State University have highlighted the issues of reporting and enforcement of laws related to child sexual abuse – after it has already happened. The goal of the Enough Abuse Campaign will be to shift the effort to prevent any child from being a victim of child sexual abuse in the first place. Had the campaign been in place at Penn State, it could have prevented the victimization of many of the children involved in this case.