By Paul Berger, March 18, 2010
A New York state agency is to finance a new $1 million programme to combat sexual abuse in the Orthodox community.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who represents a Brooklyn district with a large Orthodox community, said the scheme, called Shomrei yeladim ("Protectors of children"), will concentrate on educating children and parents about the dangers of abuse. It will also train professionals to deal with abuse in the Orthodox community.
The programme will be announced in coming weeks and would be financed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services.