UNH Receives $1.8 Million to Evaluate Prevention Program for Sexual Exploitation of Children

The study will take a closer look at Not a Number, an education program developed by the nonprofit victim service agency Love146 that helps youth identify and use support systems to reduce vulnerability to sexual exploitation. The research will focus on MDH’s Safe Harbor program which implements Not a Number in partnership with statewide grantees. The randomized controlled study will use rigorous methodologies to evaluate the impact of the program on preventing the sexual exploitation and victimization of children and youth. The researchers hope the findings will improve future iterations of the program and inform new initiatives and policies aimed at protecting children.