Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Discretionary Funds Program

Publication Date: May 17, 2012

Program Description

The discretionary fund activities funded by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) support a variety of activities, including research and demonstration projects on the causes, prevention, identification, assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect, the development and implementation of evidence-based training programs, technical assistance to grantees and communities through national resource centers and the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Grants are provided to State and local agencies and organizations as well as university- and hospital-affiliated programs. Funds have also supported contracts for cross-site evaluations, technical assistance to grantees, the biennial National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, various publications most notably the User Manual Series, Congressionally mandated studies, and Interagency Agreements to support multiagency efforts at the Federal level.

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