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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 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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