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If you would like to donate by mail

please make your check out to:

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Task Force

PO Box 6274

Reno, NV 89513

Recognizing the significance of families and communities working together to avoid child abuse and neglect. For the month of April and all through the year, communities are asked to extend mindfulness and knowledge on avoiding child abuse and neglect. Throughout the month of April there will be additional resources to help participate in standing up for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

True prevention of child abuse and neglect requires a full-scale, all-hands-on-deck commitment from every facet of the community. Individuals, neighborhood groups, and local organizations must work together to know the signs of abuse and neglect and raise awareness of protective factors that strengthen families and mitigate the effects of maltreatment. 


  • In 2016, Nevada had 13 child fatalities at a rate of 1.92 deaths for every 100,000 children.

(USDHHS Child Maltreatment Report, 2016)

  • In 2013, there were 540 substantiated cases of child sexual maltreatment in Nevada.

(Nevada Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children, 2014)

  • Of the total closed investigations in Nevada in FY2017 (15,207), 20% were substantiated.

(NV Division of Child and Family Services)

If you suspect child abuse, neglect or exploitation is occurring and would like to make confidential report please call 1(833)-900-7233

Community Outreach

A Special Thank You...

To Mercedes-Benz of Reno and United Federal Credit Union for helping to provide transportation for the children of Project Safe and Growing. Thank you so much!

Annual Conference

The Annual C.A.N. Prevent/Child Safety Conference is designated to bring top rated speakers to our community to address critical issues in and around the topic of child abuse and neglect.

Reno Kids Kite Festival

The Reno Kids Kite Festival is a joyous, fun, family oriented event that helps build awareness for child abuse prevention. C.A.N. Prevent partners each year with the Reno Media Group to bring the event to our community.

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence: A Conversation with Lori Poland 

This year, Lori Poland, the Executive Director of EndCAN shared her story virtually with community steak holders, professionals and those who are invested in ending child abuse and neglect. 

Project Safe & Growing

A day treatment program for children ages 3-6 who have been identified as victims of crime. Project Safe & Growing is funded through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

KNJ Awards

The Kristine Nagy-Johnson (KNJ) Awards acknowledge the efforts of community members who go above and beyond the call of duty to stop the cycle of child abuse.

If you would like to donate by mail

please make your check out to:

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Task Force

PO Box 6274

Reno, NV 89513

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