Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families
A message from the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Christine Norbut Beyer, M.S.W.
Welcome to NJ CAP
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 25 CAP Regional Training Centers of the International Center for Assault Prevention.
Listen to the Bob Kocsh Interview With Jeannette Collins
Thanks to Bob Kocsh of WOR for the opportunity to let the public know about NJ CAP! Bob interviews Jeannette Collins, Executive Director of NJ CAP.
On behalf of the CAP Director and Network I would like to welcome you to “Empowering Your Children to be Safe, Strong and Free.”
This NJCAP online session follows in-person workshops for staff and parents and guardians that recently took place in your child’s school.
The workshop has been tailored for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and all those who care for children and have the most influence in their lives.
CAP 2021-2022 Grant Application
All public, private and parochial schools are welcome to apply for CAP funding. Please complete the applications that you are interested in by filling in the document from the links below, getting board approval and sending the signed and completed application by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only electronic copies will be accepted.
- Public schools are requested to commit to a match of 30% of their total CAP program costs for the elementary CAP program and 50% for CAP’s Bullying Prevention program.
- Exceptions to this requirement are made for urban aide districts and those districts who can document financial need and/or other related factors.
- The application will not be accepted without waiver documentation when requesting the exemption.
- All applications must have board approval.
Grant Applications Online
All applications must be received by August 30, 2021.
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 https://www.nj.gov/dcf/reporting/how/index.html