Mission: The mission of the child protection center, inc, (cpc) is the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse. Founded in 1980, cpc initially only provided child abuse intervention services through the child protection team (cpt). Cpt works with the florida department of children and families (dcf) and law enforcement in the investigation of child abuse cases and also coordinates community-wide services for affected children. In fiscal year 2017, the child protection team provided 345 medical assessments and 732 forensic and specialized interviews to alleged victims of child abuse. These assessments and interviews are used by law enforcement and the department of children and families to determine the next legal and domestic actions needed to keep the child safe. In 1986, cpc developed the sexual abuse treatment program (satp) to provide psychotherapy for children and families suffering from the traumas of abuse. In 1991, cpt and satp services were extended to children abused by
Programs: The child protection center operates five programs in the prevention, intervention, & treatment of child abuse. The prevention and education program educates children, teachers and community members about measures to prevent and report child abuse (program expenses 216,282). The intervention programs forensically assess allegations of child abuse, and provide a safe place for children to visit parents who are in unhealthy domestic relationships (program expenses 1,043,899). The treatment programs provide therapy to victims of sexual abuse and therapy for children who act out on other children (program expenses 751,450).