Child Abuse Prevention
Beginning in late 2011, the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) began a process of reflection and consultation. This review, which concluded in late 2012, led to a reframing of the program mission statement to focus more directly on child wellbeing as the primary desired outcome and to a revision of the application of its strategy goals. The revised mission statement can be found below. To learn more about these changes and the thinking behind them, please see A New Vision for the Child Abuse Prevention Program, written by CAPP Program Director Mary Bassett.
The mission of the Child Abuse Prevention Program is to promote children’s healthy development and protect them from abuse and neglect.
About Doris Duke and Child Abuse Prevention
Doris Duke took a special interest in the needs of children, supporting nearly 85 child welfare organizations during her life. In her will, Doris Duke expressed her interest in "the prevention of cruelty to children."