The Center for Child Protection and Family Support (Center) of Washington, DC, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit social services organization that is recognized as a leader in the field of child protection, domestic violence, delinquency prevention and family support. Two pioneering child advocates, Joyce N. Thomas, a Registered Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Carl M. Rogers, a Research Psychologist, established the Center in 1987.
The Center’s mission is to ensure that all children (particularly disadvantaged children) are given the opportunity to mature and develop within a family free of maltreatment, and a community that nurtures and protects them from violence. Prevention, education and direct services intervention are the focal points of the Center’s approach for working with vulnerable children and their families. Program focus on therapeutic services for abused and neglected children, parent education groups, and professional training on child maltreatment.