Stop Child Abuse Now

About Us

The Center for Child Protection and Family Support (Center) of Washington, DC, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit social services organization that is recognized as a leader in the field of child maltreatment, domestic violence prevention, early childhood education, and family support. 

The Center works in partnership with the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Freddie Mac Child, and Adolescent Protection Center; East River Family Strengthening Collaborative, and numerous others public and private agencies in DC. The Center works closely with national organizations such as: National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence; Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; Futures without Violence; and Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community. In 2018, the Center established a formal partnership with Georgetown Medical School in Washington, DC to provide training to medical students on key issues related to health and safety for vulnerable children and families.

Current funding is from donations and grant from the DC Child and Family Services Agency to facilitate the DC Citizen Review Panel.

Accomplishments of the Center Include:
  • Creation of innovative projects such as Balancing Employment and Parenting (BEAP), which is a field initiated federally funded parenting program for high-risk mothers and pre-school children. A product of this effort is the parenting curriculum known as Riding the Parenthood Wave Curriculum.

  • Development of culturally competent practice models for the assessment and intervention of at-risk ethnic diverse children and families. A product of this effort was the resource and technical assistance program known as the People of Color Leadership Institute (POCLI).

  • Establishment of the Child Maltreatment Victim Service Center (VSC), which provided treatment to abused and neglected children and their families.

  • Implementation of the Child Abuse and Neglect Training Institute (CANTI) and Center Training Academy (CTA) professional training programs for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.

  • Facilitation for the District of Columbia, Citizens Review Panel.