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The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP)

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) administers federal grants, contracts, and state programs designed to promote best practices and innovative approaches to child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment. The OCAP serves as a statewide source of information, developing and disseminating educational material regarding prevention/early intervention programs, activities, and research. The federal grants administered by OCAP are the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA); Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP); and Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF). Visit our Interactive Timeline to learn more.

Peer Partner Hubs

The Parent Partner Advisory Committee in collaboration with UC Davis’ Center for Family Focused Practice and the CDSS are proud to introduce the PeerPartner Hubs. The Peer Partner Hubs are a safe space for peer partners (including youth advocates and parent advocates) with lived experience in child and family-serving organizations to network and support one another, share informationand learning opportunities, and provide feedback to organizations, counties, and CDSS for system improvement. Participation in the Peer Partner Hubs will enhance the ability of peer partners and the organizations for which they work to authentically engagewith children and parents, further supporting the values and behaviors of the Integrate Core Practice Model and child and family teaming, assessing, planning, and service deliver. Peer partners from various child and family-serving systems are invited, includingbut not limited to child welfare, probation, and behavioral health.

Email: wraparoundquestions@dss.ca.gov for more information