Child Protection Center Awarded Grant for Increased Intervention Services

J. Milton & Nellie E. Hoffa Memorial Foundation grants funding for the Child Protection Team

(SARASOTA, FL, 1/26/2022)- The Child Protection Center, Inc (CPC) was selected by the J. Milton & Nellie E. Hoffa Memorial Foundation to receive a $5,000 grant. This funding was awarded to support the increased need of intervention services for their state mandated Child Protection Team.

CPC’s Child Protection Team (CPT) is a legislatively mandated program working in partnership with Child Protective Investigators (CPIs) of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and local law enforcement agencies to investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect. This team of individuals is often the very first point of contact for a child who has experienced the trauma of abuse.

“The demand for CPT services has increased through the pandemic resulting in an 11% increase in services provided. We are also experiencing a major population growth in South Sarasota County with North Port reporting a 213% increase in population from 2000 to 2020, which is increasing request for services.” says CPC’s Executive Director, Doug Staley. “As this region continues to grow, CPC is growing to meet the demand and the support from the Hoffa Memorial Foundation will help enable the Child Protection Team to meet these demands now and be prepared for even greater demands for services in the future.”

Rising above and beyond the obstacles every day, the directors and staff at The Child Protection Center continue to work tirelessly to meet the needs of victims and their families in our community, and to protect their overall safety, health, and wellbeing.

The Child Protection Center’s mission is the Prevention, Intervention, & Treatment of Child Abuse, as the organization envisions a community where children are safe from abuse and free to thrive. For over 40 years, CPC has been serving Sarasota and DeSoto Counties in the State of Florida and is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. For more information on CPC, visit or call 941-365-1277.

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