The Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAP Center) is a statewide training, education research, and resource center dedicated to strengthening children, families, and communities. The CAP Center (thecapcenter.org) was founded in 1977 and began as one small organization local to Sacramento County. Since then, it has adopted multiple agencies, evolving into a unique blend of agencies, each taking a separate approach to child abuse prevention locally and statewide. The CAP Center prevents child abuse and neglect through four core strategies: Advocacy, Education, Health, and Safety. Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) California is the state agency of the national Prevent Child Abuse America (preventchildabuse.org). It operates statewide, providing home visitation, parenting education, and other prevention services directly to children and families throughout the state.