What is CBCAP?
CBCAP stands for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention. It refers to specific types of child abuse prevention programs that exist in every state in the U.S.
What legislation supports CBCAP?
The key Federal legislation addressing prevention in child abuse and neglect is the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) which was originally enacted in 1974. This Act has been amended several times in the last 37 years and was most recently amended and reauthorized on December 10th, 2010, by the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-320).
Why were CBCAP programs created?
CBCAP programs were established by Title II of Capta and most recently reauthorized in December of 2010. The purpose of the CBCAP program is:
- to support community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand, enhance, and coordinate initiatives, programs, and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect and to support the coordination of resources and activities to better strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect; and
- to foster understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of diverse populations in order to effectively prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.