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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

President Biden proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, dedicated to addressing child abuse and neglect nationwide. Join OJJDP in honoring those who work to support children and strengthen families, and help spread awareness on the many ways we can address and prevent child abuse.

"During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and throughout the entire year, it is imperative that we join together as one Nation to combat child abuse in all of its forms—through neglect, mistreatment, or physical, emotional, or sexual abuse."

— President Joseph Biden

OJJDP funds projects, programs and training that are critical to the intervention and investigation of child abuse and neglect cases. Last year, OJJDP awarded more than $39 million in projects and training for its Victims of Child Abuse Act programs, including more than $23 million for Children's Advocacy Centers.

OJJDP also funds the National Children's Alliance, the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program.  


  • Visit OJJDP's Child Abuse Prevention Month webpage
  • OJJDP's Model Programs Guide provides evidence-based strategies for assisting children and youth exposed to violence and victimization
  • Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook
Date Published: April 9, 2021