Our Mission

The mission of the Anna Maria College’s Molly Bish Center, founded in 2004, is to foster prevention and an enhanced response to crimes against children and the elderly. The Center is a place for training, research, and education – a place where law enforcement, educators, social workers and health and human service professionals can share ideas, develop and disseminate best practice models, and receive training. In addition to training for professionals, the Center also provides education and outreach training programs for parents, children, and community members. The Center’s program development is guided by a faculty committee drawn from various Anna Maria College academic disciplines and applies the experience and talent of faculty in the fields of social work, nursing, emergency management, criminal justice, education, justice administration and fire science. In creating training programs centered on child protection, the Center also works in collaboration with external agencies and experts, including the Massachusetts State Police, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Retired Private Investigators Association and human services organizations having contact with children and families. Since its inception in 2004, the Center has reached nearly 20,000 Massachusetts residents through training events and symposia, community-based child identification programs, and school-based safety and prevention programs, including programs concerning Internet safety.

Get Involved

Please fill out the form attached to this link if you would like to get involved with the Molly Bish Center and join "Team Molly". You will be added to our email list for future events and programs.