Child abuse in America is at a crisis level. With the most recent statistics showing that an estimated 679,000 children were abused or neglected in 2013, and an average of four children being KILLED every day by child abuse and neglect, we MUST work together to protect our nation's children. The Child Protection Connection has been created to help protect abused and neglected children from additional harm by:

  1. raising awareness of the issues these abused and neglected children face
  2. providing judges, attorneys, and other child advocates and professionals with important tools and resources to insure these children receive the best results for their futures through a growing network of state-specific systems
  3. driving a national conversation about child abuse and neglect that serves as a catalyst for action and systemic change on behalf of our nation's most vulnerable children.


The most important decisions about an abused or neglected child's future are made in court, and every child removed from his or her home for abuse or neglect has a court case. Despite the fact that these decisions are so crucial that they often result in life or death consequences for the child, the court systems handling child abuse and neglect cases are unfortunately overburdened, underfunded, and are severely lacking the resources that are readily available in other areas of the law. Through the Child Protection Connection, we are working to insure that each of these court decisions provides the best possible outcome for the child.