CAPA is here to help. 

About Us

Our Mission

CAPA is committed to preventing and treating all forms of child abuse and neglect by creating changes in individuals, families and society that strengthen relationships and promote healing.

Our Vision

CAPA knows that children and families are able to do their best when they feel supported. For this reason, CAPA strives to be a leader in innovating the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect so children and families can reach their full potential.

Our Values

Integrity - Do what is right.
Compassion - Put the welfare of the children before our own.
Teamwork - Not one of us can achieve as much as we can together.
Respect - Treat people as they should be treated.

Our Story

Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization primarily serving Jackson County, Missouri, and the surrounding area. CAPA was founded in 1975 as a crisis and information hotline, staffed by volunteers and members of the Junior Service League. CAPA became a United Way partner agency in 1978. Since those early days, CAPA has grown from a simple hotline to a holistic agency that provides counseling and treatment programs for children and non-offending caregivers who have experienced abuse or trauma, child abuse prevention education, parenting education classes, and home-visiting family support services.