Reporting Child Abuse:

Call Childline — 800-932-0313.

Available 24 hours a day to receive reports of suspected child abuse.

Lancaster County Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation (C.A.S.E.)

Our Mission is to engage the Lancaster County community in protecting our children against sexual exploitation and abuse and to empower all people to speak out against offenders.

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In 2018, the Lancaster County Children and Youth Agency investigated 1,942 cases of suspected abuse. This included: 441 sexual abuse reports and 72 Per Se Acts

Suspected Abuse

Suspected Abuse is defined as the knowledge of a child abuse occurrence that guides an individual to make a report. This does not mean the reporter is certain abuse has occurred, but has a reason to suspect it exists. All residents are encouraged to report suspected abuse, while mandated reporters are required by law to do so. For more information on this topic click here.

Per Se Acts

Defined as acts that are harmful to a child even if no physical injury results, which can include leaving a child unsupervised with an individual, other than the child’s parent, who the adult knows or reasonably should have known was required to register as a sex offender.

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Children learning about internet safety from a C.A.S.E. volunteer
Children attending school assembly about internet safety taught by a C.A.S.E.

Child Sexual Exploitation Can Happen Anywhere

  • 1 in 4
  • Girls
  • 1 in 6
  • Boys

One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually victimized before they reach adulthood.

Source: NSVRC.org

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About

The Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) is a national campaign created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to engage elected officials and educate communities on issues related to the sexual victimization of minors and its prevention.

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Child Sex Offenders in Church

Integrating some offenders can be done safely and well, but it takes a considerable amount of time and resource. We have worked with churches that have successfully done this, but it cannot happen before the congregation, not just a few leaders, are educated about how to keep children safe from sexual harm – within and outside of the church.