Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

Public Interest Government Relations Office (PI-GRO) staff worked closely with expert APA members to develop comprehensive, APA-wide recommendations for the upcoming reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). These recommendations address:

  • the definition of neglect; the prevention of child abuse and neglect;

  • children and families with disabilities;

  • children aged birth to five years of age in the child welfare system;

  • interagency collaboration, including between child protective services and domestic violence services; and

  • cultural competence.

PI-GRO staff will continue to work closely with key congressional offices through the reauthorization process to ensure that APA's priorities are properly addressed. View the full recommendations.