The following letter, signed by 54 presidents and CEOs was sent to all Members of Congress requesting reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
Excerpt from the letter:
Children succeed when they are provided with the safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments necessary for healthy development. Creating conditions for healthy child development requires policy and practice solutions to minimize parental stress and build community capacity to support families in a meaningful way.
As chief executive officers of organizations dedicated to helping children and families thrive, and as organizations providing evidence-based and research-informed programs that are at the forefront of delivering services to strengthen families, we urge you to prioritize the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPT A) and maintain the House increase of $90 million for CAPTA State Grants and $75 million for the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grants in FY 2020.