2022 Annual State Summary of Exemplary Practices

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The Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program provides federal funding to all 50 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The funds are for the implementation of community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect.


This summary highlights child abuse prevention activities and services implemented during the 2022 funding year for CBCAP State Lead Agencies. To learn more about the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) that guides the program, click here to download the legislation. The CAPTA law emphasizes support for community-based efforts, the importance of identifying parent leaders, and strongly encourages collaborative efforts in building partnerships.

Federal Fiscal Year 2022 offered many states the opportunity to expand prevention programs and offer concrete supports to families through the American Rescue Plan Act. From the 2022 Needs Assessment sent to all CBCAP Leads, FRIENDS learned that of those responding the majority are using the ARPA funding to provide supports to underserved communities and concrete supports to families, expand Family Resources Centers, and develop public awareness of the prevention message.

The information shared below provides a snapshot of services provided throughout the country for specific target populations and specific state examples of work on Partnerships to Create Prevention Focused System, Training and Technical Assistance for the Prevention Community, Economic and Concrete Supports to Families, and Parent Support Programs.

Click this button to view Data Profiles of each state and the nation compiled utilizing the Annual CBCAP State Reports.

Partnerships to Create Prevention Focused Systems

Two states offer examples of partnerships that integrate existing services and funding to address unmet needs of children and families by improving collaboration and coordination between partners.

Training and Technical Assistance

Five states offer examples of their support, training, and technical assistance to their community-based, prevention-focused providers to strengthen the prevention workforce. 

Economic and Concrete Supports

Knowing that child and family poverty represents a key source of family vulnerability, five CBCAP lead agencies offer examples of providing concrete supports to families to prevent involvement in their states’ child welfare systems.

Parent Support Programs

Five states offer examples of programs that maximized the participation of parents in underserved groups.