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

Quality: We support culturally responsive gold standard prevention services.
Strengthen Families: We respect and strengthen families through parent engagement in planning and problem solving.
Research driven: We promote rigorous, research based practice and policy development.
Engage stakeholders: We partner with stakeholders to guide prevention.
Engage Experts: We engage experts to provide the expertise needed for quality prevention design and outcomes.
Accountable: We model accountability, transparency and stewardship.
Outcomes focused: We use data and a focus on outcomes as guide to all of our work.
Innovative: 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.


Child Neglect

To understand the challenge, watch this video from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies about child neglect.


Quick Links 

Make a Donation

Donate to the State Children's Trust Fund (SCTF). There are many ways to donate to SCTF. Here's how:


Purchase specialized Kid’s License Plates. A portion of the license fees are deposited into the SCTF. "Kid’s Plates” may be ordered online.


Send a donation check directly to:
The Office of Child Abuse Prevention
744 P Street - MS 8-11-82
Sacramento, California 95814

Information and Resources

For more information and resources visit the Office of Child Abuse Prevention website. This resource is designed to assist county eligibility workers and other partners who provide services to the public.