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    The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is currently in need of both committee members and volunteers. If you are interested in helping the children and families in your community, please click on the link at the top of the page to fill out a volunteer form. Please contact us with any questions 845-454-0595.

About Us

Our mission is to prevent child abuse in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region.

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 ,add us on Instagram or attend an upcoming event); and find out how you can help (volunteer or make a donation).

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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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In 2014, there were 12 abused children for every 1,000 in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, lower than the state (excluding NYC) rate of 16. The region’s rate of child abuse decreased by 1%, while the state (excluding NYC) increased 20% from 2000 to 2014. Child abuse rates were consistently lowest in Orange County (9 per 1,000 in 2014) while Ulster and Dutchess had higher rates, 17 and 16 respectively in 2014.


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