Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

CBCAP Programs

The Children’s Cabinet is the designated lead agency for federal Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) services, supporting community-based programs that assist families and individuals in preventing child abuse and neglect.

CBCAP programs exist in every state and were established by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1996/2003. The purpose is to:

  • Support community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand, and enhance initiatives to prevent child abuse and neglect;
  • Coordinate resources and activities to support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect; and
  • Foster understanding and knowledge of diverse populations effective in preventing and treating child abuse and neglect.

Each year a request for proposals outlines the vision for programming and seeks innovative and evidence-based services to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. CBCAP programs collect and use data to help ensure equitable access to services and broad impact. 

The Children’s Cabinet Annual Report details the work of CBCAP fund recipients.