The Office of Child Abuse Prevention
The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) was designated by the California Legislature to plan, improve, develop and carry out programs and activities relating to the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect. (Welfare and Institutions Code section 18950). The OCAP is also the administrator of the State Children’s Trust Fund.
The OCAP Vision
No child suffers from abuse or neglect.
The OCAP Mission
To shape policy, build communities and empower families and partners to prevent child abuse and neglect in California through integration, connectivity and leveraging.
The OCAP Core Values
||We support culturally responsive gold standard prevention services.
||We respect and strengthen families through parent engagement in planning and problem solving.
||We promote rigorous, research based practice and policy development.
||We partner with stakeholders to guide prevention.
||We engage experts to provide the expertise needed for quality prevention design and outcomes.
||We model accountability, transparency and stewardship.
||We use data and a focus on outcomes as guide to all of our work.
||We embrace technology and innovation.
Learn more by viewing our Strategic Plan
Building Community, Building Hope
How can we as a society, make sure children grow to achieve their full potential and to help protect against child abuse and neglect? Check out the newly released video: Building Community, Building Hope.
To understand the challenge, watch this video from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies about child neglect.