Learn more about Federal agencies and their initiatives to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Initiatives
The Administration for Children and Families' programs and initiatives include supporting healthy marriage, responsible fatherhood, and outreach to faith- and community-based programs.
As the oldest Federal agency for children, the Children's Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families has primary responsibility for administering Federal child welfare programs. The Children's Bureau seeks to provide for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children through leadership, support for necessary services, and productive partnerships with States, Tribes, and communities.
The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF)
This 12-member commission was created by the Protect Our Kids Act to develop a national strategy and recommendations to reduce fatalities that result from child abuse and neglect across the country.
Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect
The Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect provides a forum for collaboration among Federal agencies with an interest in preventing child maltreatment.