The Child Welfare Advocacy Program aims to keep Asian Pacific American children safe and families together. The total number of families in the child welfare system in New York is decreasing, but unfortunately the number of Asian Pacific American families in the system is increasing. CACF identified this need for more culturally competent and linguistically accessible preventive and community services. Today, there are only 5 Asian Pacific American agencies contracted to provide child abuse prevention services to these families.
CACF works closely with child welfare service providers, the Administration for Children’s Services, and community-based organizations to improve access to culturally competent services and information that help keep Asian Pacific American families safe and healthy.