Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment


AUCD advocates for legislation aimed at preventing the abuse and neglect of children with disabilities.  AUCD works on the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and advocates for the funding of CAPTA programs.

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CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-320)

Enacted on Dec. 20, 2010, the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 amends and reauthorizes the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act five years through 2015 and contains strengthened provisions related to primary prevention activities and the nexus between child abuse and disability.



Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

Text of the law, as amended by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003
pdf File CAPTA text 2003 [download]




Fact Sheet on Current State-Level Protections from Restraint & Seclusion

This fact sheet shows up-to-date information on the limited state-level protections from restraint & seclusion for schoolchildren.

pdf File R-S Fact Sheet Feb 2014.pdf [download]


Child Maltreatment 2010

This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to CPS agencies in the United States during Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2010. The data were collected and analyzed through the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), which is an initiative of the Children?s Bureau.



Letter urging the "Super Committee" to protect funding for child abuse prevention and protective services

AUCD signed onto this letter from the National Child Abuse Coalition urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction ("super committee") to protect funding for programs serving victims of maltreatment.

pdf File NCAC Letter to Super Committee [download]