The National Child Abuse Coalition is the premier resource on policy issues related to child maltreatment.
ABOUT THE COALITION
The National Child Abuse Coalition was formed in 1981 by a group of national voluntary and professional organizations. The Coalition embodies a commitment to coordinate advocacy efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children. The National Child Abuse Coalition has become a resource for advocacy and a focal point for leadership and strategy on legislative issues in child maltreatment.
We seek to prevent child abuse, neglect and maltreatment before families come to the attention of the child welfare system and the child protective services (CPS) system. We also work to protect and support children and families that come to the attention of CPS.
We educate members of Congress and the Administration on the science of prevention and treatment programs that can strengthen families, prevent child abuse and neglect, and support children and families that come to the attention of the child welfare system. The Coalition advocates on behalf of federal legislation, programs and policies, such as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (also known as CAPTA), Safe and Stable Families (Title IV-B), home visiting programs (MIECHV), and on other legislation that addresses the prevention and treatment of child abuse. We also advocate for funding of programs that work to prevent child abuse.