TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - The Department of Children and Families announced Wednesday that Florida received $200,000 to promote child abuse prevention programs.
The Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grant allows Florida to continue its financial commitment to child abuse prevention initiatives.
Previously, Florida spent the grant on program analysis. Funds were also spent to support the homeless and veteran families.
Interim Secretary Mike Carroll says, "I'm proud to see that our state continues to increase funding for programs that keep children and families out of harm."
This year, the additional funds will be directed toward securing more services and resources for our most vulnerable families. It will continue to support child abuse prevention programs and also promote public awareness and education.
The purpose of the CBCAP program is to support community efforts that develop, operate and expand child abuse and neglect initiatives. The CBCAP's goal is to help coordinate resources and activities that strengthen and support families, while reducing the risk of abuse and neglect.