The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reauthorization

This resource highlights the status of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) reauthorization by Congress. PCA America supports a strong and comprehensive reauthorization bill that includes significantly higher funding levels, increases transparency and accountability in the program, increases the focus on primary prevention and family support services, and promotes race equity.

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is foundational to the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in America. While the majority of federal dollars for child abuse and neglect support foster care services, which intervene well after a problem has occurred and a child must be removed from their family, CAPTA supports front-end services that prevent system involvement and keeps families together whenever safely possible.

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