Audits of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act State Grants
Abuse and neglect against a child younger than 18 years old by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role can have a long-term impact on the child's health, opportunity, and well-being. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) provides funds to assist States in child abuse and neglect prevention, assessment, investigation, prosecution, and treatment activities. In Federal FY 2022, the Administration for Children and Families awarded $91.6 million in CAPTA State grant funding to 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to improve their child protective services. The funds were distributed based on the relative share of the child population (younger than age 18). Using a risk-based approach, we will conduct audits of CAPTA State grant funding to determine whether awardees complied with Federal and State requirements for the intake, assessment, screening, and investigation of reports of child abuse or neglect.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|June 2023||Administration for Children and Families||Audits of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act State Grants||Office of Audit Services||WA-23-0018 (W-00-23-20038)||2024|