Mission: Our mission is the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse. We envision a community where children are safe from abuse, and free to thrive.
For over 42 years, the Child Protection Center (CPC) has been providing life-saving services for children who have been victims of child abuse. Serving Sarasota and DeSoto Counties, our extensive programming brings education, intervention services, and trauma-informed care to heal the hearts of child abuse survivors. CPC’s Prevention Program educates children, parents, and professionals in the community, on how to identify and report abuse. Intervention Programs at CPC evaluate alleged child abuse and neglect and perform medical and forensic exams. When a child’s safety is at a heightened risk due to parental substance abuse, domestic violence, or mental illness, the Supervised Visitation Program provides a neutral, safe place for children to maintain a relationship with both caregivers. CPC’s Therapy Programs provide trauma-informed treatment services for children who have experience sexual or physical abuse. When you give to The Child Protection Center, you help equip families with the skills and services that restore their homes, rebuild trust, and remember what normalcy feels like.
- Child abuse is a problem. CPC is working towards a solution. Our prevention, intervention, and treatment programs reach over 60,000 individuals each year.
- CPC’s Prevention Program is the longest tenured prevention program in the state of Florida, celebrating 30 years of service in the Suncoast.
- CPC is expanding in South Sarasota County! CPC purchased a large property in North Port to meet the needs of increased services.
- Night of Hope & Healing Event takes place on November 3rd at the Suncoast Air Center in Venice. Visit cpcsarasota.org for more info.
- Recognitions: Accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and has been named Nonprofit of the Year by both the Sarasota and Venice Chambers of Commerce
The Child Protection Center, Inc.
720 S Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236