Prevent Child Abuse America given highest-possible ranking by watchdog Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, one of the foremost non-profit watchdog organizations in the U.S., has rated Prevent Child Abuse America as a 4-Star charity. The 4-star rating is the highest award given by Charity Navigator and has been awarded to Prevent Child Abuse America for three consecutive years. According to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, “only 15% of the charities” that Charity Navigator evaluates receive three consecutive 4-star evaluations.

A Charity Above the Rest


“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Prevent Child Abuse America exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their area of work,” said Thatcher. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Prevent Child Abuse America apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

“We hold ourselves to the highest standards to ensure that all donations and grants are used to benefit all children and families,” said Dan Duffy, President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America. “We are proud that 92 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our programs and services. We are honored to be recognized by Charity Navigator again this year.”

Prevent Child Abuse America is a leading public education and advocacy organization that develops and facilitates programs designed to strengthen American families. The signature program of Prevent Child Abuse America is Healthy Families America, an evidence-based family support program that has been proven to increase youth education outcomes, increase parental workplace skills and improve family self-sufficiency, promote positive parenting behaviors and reduce abuse and neglect.  Additionally, through its 50-state chapter network, Prevent Child Abuse America facilitates prevention programs at the local level designed to fit the unique needs of each individual state.

“We have an immense network of staff and professionals across the country that are dedicated to making great childhoods a reality for all children,” said Duffy. “We owe it to these men and women, as well as the families they serve, to be the best stewards of donations possible, and this recognition from Charity Navigator validates our efforts.”

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