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Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)
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. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is the state lead for CBCAP in Oklahoma.
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addressing prevention in child abuse and neglect is the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) which was originally enacted in 1974.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:
What activities are authorized under CBCAP?
CBCAP programs are authorized to fund child abuse prevention programs in their service area that provide a multitude of services and supports. These services and programs can include:
Programs can also finance the development of a continuum of preventive services through public-private partnerships, financing the start-up, maintenance, expansion, or redesign or child abuse prevention programs, maximizing funding through leveraging funds, and financing public education activities that focus on the promotion of child abuse prevention.
Learn more about the Oklahoma CBCAP-funded activities in the latest annual program report. [See Publications]
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