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    We provide education and support that enables children and families to stay together in a safe environment.

About Us

Our mission is to prevent child abuse.

We hope this website will help you learn about our programs and services; see the impact we are making in our communities (success stories, statistics, and newsletters); meet the people on our staff and board of directors; understand the devastating effects of abuse on children; learn how to stay connected (join our mailing list, join our Facebook group, or attend an upcoming event); and find out how you can help (volunteer or make a donation).

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Center Pic The Child Abuse Prevention Center, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit agency with the mission "to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect by providing education, prevention, and intervention services throughout Dutchess County. The agency began in 1973. While we receive financial support from a variety of state and local agencies, we rely heavily on donations and contributions from our community to effectively serve our children and families.

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Recent Blog Posts

Who Is a Mandated Reporter?
thecpca 2-Oct-2013
Thank You!
thecpca 19-Sep-2012


In 2010, 79,668 New York State children were abused or neglected, according to the NYS Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (the Child Abuse Reporting Hotline) — a victimization rate of 18.0 for every 1,000 children.

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