OCAPS Goes Statewide With Support from Legislature
We’ve come a long way since the Oregon Child Abuse Prevalence Study pilot launched in 2018! OCAPS, a first-in-the-nation effort to more accurately track abuse rates by directly surveying youth about abuse and neglect they may have experienced, recently received $700,000 in funding from the Oregon Legislature.
Thanks to the leadership of State Representative Anna Williams, CPAN will be able to talk to a representative sample of high schoolers statewide, uplifting youth voices and perspectives on prevention. We’re so excited to see our legislators prioritize raising awareness of this public health, human rights, and social justice problem.
Stay tuned for updates as OCAPS launches this fall.