For Immediate Release: Oct. 8, 2014
Contact: DCF Press Office, 850-413-0771
DCF Receives Increased Grant Award for Child Abuse Prevention
TALLAHASSEE—The Department of Children and Families (DCF) today announced that Florida has received $200,000 to bolster evidence-based child abuse prevention programs. The funds were awarded by the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grant for Florida’s financial commitment to child abuse prevention initiatives in the last year.
Previously, Florida spent the grant on program analysis, which has identified services like substance abuse programs that best reduce child maltreatment and family violence. Florida’s funding also supported homeless and veteran families.
“I’m proud to see that our state continues to increase funding for programs that keep children and families out of harm,” said DCF Interim Secretary Mike Carroll.
This year, the additional funds will be directed toward securing more services and resources for our most vulnerable families. It will continue to support child abuse prevention programs and also promote public awareness and education.
The purpose of the CBCAP program is to support community-based efforts that develop, operate and expand child abuse and neglect initiatives. The program helps coordinate resources and activities that strengthen and support families, reducing the risk of abuse and neglect.