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OJJDP Observes Child Abuse Prevention Month

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President Biden proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join OJJDP in honoring those who work to support children, strengthen families, and increase awareness on how to prevent child abuse. 

OJJDP funds programs and training that are critical to the intervention and investigation of child abuse and neglect cases. In fiscal year 2022, the Office awarded $27.6 million under its Victims of Child Abuse Act programs for OJJDP-supported Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs). The Office also awarded $19.5 million for training and technical assistance for Tribal CACs, child abuse prosecutors, court-appointed special advocates, and judicial, legal, and social services professionals. 

Learn More


  • Read about OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan's remarks at the 39th International Symposium on Child Abuse.
  • Download the In Focus: Children's Advocacy Centers fact sheet.  
  • Read about OJJDP's priorities.
  • Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook.
Date Published: April 10, 2023