Evaluation, Empirical Studies and Evidence Supporting the CAP Curricula

Since CAP was created in 1978, it has won the appreciation and support of communities throughout and beyond the United States. Most evaluations to date have examined whether child sexual assault prevention programs accomplish what they set out to do.  Although, evaluating “prevention” is never an easy venture, efforts to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a program will lead to keeping programs current and accountable.  NJCAP’s parent organization, the International Center for Assault Prevention (ICAP) has conducted numerous evaluations of the curricula over the last 30 years.  The following lists some of these evaluative studies and evidence supporting the NJ CAP curricula and project.

ICAP List of Evaluations (pdf)
DHS Evaluation Unit NJ (pdf)
Prevention of Sexual Abuse Through Educational Programs Directed Toward Children by David Finkelhor, Ph.D. (pdf)
CAP Evaluation by the University of Quebec in Montreal (pdf)
CAP Study by University of Zagreb, Croatia (pdf)
Research Evidence in Support of the NJ CAP by Michael Greene, Ph.D (pdf)

CAP Aligned with NJ DOE Core Curriculum Standards 

The following is an analysis of how CAP meets the NJ Department of Education Core Curriculum Standards

Early Childhood CAP aligned with NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards (pdf)
CAP Bullying Prevention Program aligned with NJ Core Curriculum content Standards (.doc)
Elementary CAP Aligned with NJ Core Curiculum Content Standards (pdf)
Teen CAP Curriculum aligned with the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards (pdf)

NJ CAP is a RTC of the International Center for Assault Prevention. It partners with state, national and worldwide prevention advocates.