GRAFTON, Mass. - A new nonprofit, Abused Awareness, has been set up by a Grafton resident to fight child abuse and the low incidence of reporting the crime.
The organization's goal is to make a difference by helping directly or indirectly as many children as possible, said Angus Gilbert, its founder and director..
The initial focus will be to help small business owners, whose operation involves adults and children interacting, to identify potential child abuse cases, he said.
"The goal is for my organization to offer an online tool for these owners to take preventative measures," Gilbert said.
His other goal is to create a website for children seeking abuse information and support that would be discrete and relevant, he said.
But Gilbert said he is currently a one-man operation looking for volunteers. His immediate needs are for a co-director, financial adviser and accountant, project manager, marketing manager, researcher and writer, webmaster, counselor and legal counsel.