CAPS - Child Abuse Prevention Services

CAPS image Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 for the purpose of preventing child abuse and neglect. This purpose is expressed in CAPS' mission: working together to keep every child safe from harm.

Professionally trained volunteers, each extensively trained in various areas of child abuse and neglect, child safety and violence prevention, present CAPS workshops across Long Island. These volunteers primarily are teachers, social workers, guidance counselors, and concerned community members with a special interest in child abuse prevention. Together, they have presented highly acclaimed CAPS programs to hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders in more than 100 school districts.

CAPS programs have been showcased at national and international conferences on child abuse and neglect, and the organization has been the recipient of many citations and awards, including: the NYS Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award for its outstanding contribution to the Long Island community; recognition as a "model volunteer primary prevention program" by NYS Department of Social Services; and the 1998 Metro Region Allstate Safety Leadership Award, Allstate's most prestigious safety honor.

CAPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded through the generosity of foundation and corporate grants, legislative appropriations and private donations which allow us to present our student workshops without charge. View one of our public service announcements here.