[R-0185] S1. Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Principles

Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. About CAPTA, A Legislative History. Retrieved from site

Abstract: At this site, you will find a fact sheet summarizing “the legislative history and purpose of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), the key federal legislation addressing child abuse and neglect. CAPTA was originally enacted in P.L. 93-247 and was most recently amended and reauthorized on December 20, 2010, by the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-320).CAPTA provides federal funding to states in support of prevention, assessment, investigation, prosecution, and treatment activities and also provides grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, for demonstration programs and projects.” [Website].

Integration: Information from this site supports course content on maltreatment of children: abuse and neglect.

Content Focus: Child Abuse; Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA); Child Neglect, Child Welfare; Maltreatment of Children; Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Notes: Links to three other sources of information are found at this site. They are How Federal Legislation Impacts Child Welfare Service Delivery (Factsheets), Major Federal Legislation Concerned with Child Protection, Child Welfare, and Adoption (Factsheet), and Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect (Federal and State Laws).