"Empowering Children to be Safe, Strong & Free!" ®

Educating Schools

PRESCHOOL CAP is designed for 3½ to 5 year old children and takes about 45 minutes a day over three consecutive days and is implemented by two CAP facilitators.

Strengthening Families

Learn to help your children be free from abuse and bullying by using everyday strategies that let them know that they not only have rights to be safe, strong and free.

Empowering Communities

You and CAP can help change your community by teaching the adults and children in your community about children’s rights. There are 21 CAP projects in New Jersey. Find out more and provide support.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

is the time for recognizing

“CAP 2014 Award Recipients”

There are twenty-five incredible youth and adults who hold the distinction of being 2014 CAP Award Recipients. They are child advocates and have used their personal power and talents to strengthen the lives of others.

Click to Read the inspiring stories of each award recipient.

Click to View 2014 CAP Honorees.

Welcome to NJ CAP

Support the Movement! New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJ CAP) is a statewide community based prevention program. With a motto “All Children Deserve to be Safe, Strong and Free” ®, the CAP program seeks to reduce children’s vulnerability to abuse, neglect and bullying by providing comprehensive prevention workshops for children, parent and school staff. NJ CAP supervises 21 county CAP offices and over 200 program facilitators. The project is sponsored by the NJ Department of Children and Families and supported by school districts across the State. NJ CAP is one of 35 CAP Regional Training Centers of the International Center for Assault Prevention.

Are you concerned about a child who you suspect may be abused or neglected?

We at CAP encourage you to take action by making a call to our State Central Screening Registry at 1-877-652-2873.
Learn more about reporting abuse at http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/reporting/how/index.html.
Stand with the CAP motto that “All Children Deserve to be Safe, Strong and Free." ®

The Power of One for the Strength of Many


CAP 2015 Grant Application

If you believe all children have the right to be “Safe, Strong and Free” from abuse and bullying, why not have CAP prevention training at your school? Let your school district know about the program, the available funding and online applications.
Grant Applications Online

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