Child Sexual Abuse
The Child Sexual Abuse spoke is focused on dramatically decreasing the incidents of child sexual abuse in the state of Utah, as well as supporting those who have survived such abuse no matter their current age. The statistics tell us that thousands of Utah children are sexually abused each year. Freeing individuals and society from child sexual abuse and its lasting impacts is one of the most important efforts that Utahns need to embrace to ensure residents experience safety and security—a basic human right. Spoke leaders and affiliates believe that working together, we can protect Utah’s most valuable resource—its children.
Managing Director, Saprea
Chris Yadon is the Managing Director of Saprea. His specialties are operational efficiency, systems and process implementation, growth strategy, and market development and penetration.
Director, Malouf Foundation
Jake Neeley is the Executive Director of the Malouf Foundation. He oversees the strategic development and general management of company initiatives, focusing on program development and evaluation.
Executive Director, PCA Utah
Laurieann Thorpe is the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Utah. She guides, directs, and oversees this nonprofit organization that works to end child abuse and to support stronger families in Utah.
To make Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive, the Child Sexual Abuse spoke leaders, affiliates, and participants are currently working to craft bold goals for 2026 and 2030. These goals will be linked to measurable outcomes, connected to visual dashboards, and will be posted in June of 2023. Through finding, collecting, and visualizing data for this spoke, changes over time can be tracked and utilized to create momentum for additional changes.