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The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) is a bureau within the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). CDSS is the administrative structure that provides oversight to the California Child Welfare System. The system continually works to improve engagement and service provision that support the safety, permanence and well-being of children and their families. Though
historically the child welfare system has focused on tertiary prevention efforts for children who have already experienced abuse, the OCAP plays a valuable role in encouraging and supporting cross-sector collaboration in statewide and community-wide efforts to support all children and families of California, creating a full system of care that includes primary and secondary prevention strategies.
New statewide emerging prevention focused partnerships include projects with philanthropic foundations such as Casey Family Programs, the S.H. Cowell Foundation, United Way and other state departments, such as the California Department of Public Health. Additionally, local child welfare agencies are seeking ways to collect and use prevention-focused data and embed prevention strategies as part of child welfare practices. More and more, public and private agencies are working together for collective impact. The OCAP strives to build this momentum.