The Prevention Board was created by the Legislature in 1983 as the lead state agency on child abuse and neglect prevention efforts in Wisconsin. The agency’s work is grounded in the strengths-based Protective Factors Framework utilizing a public health model implementing a continuum of primary prevention strategies to strengthen families. The Prevention Board promotes and supports community-based, family-centered approaches to strengthen families protective factors and prevent child abuse and neglect. The Prevention Board's work focuses on policy, professional development, programming and public awareness. Current agency brochure. To learn how the Prevention Board efforts to realize our mission and vision, see What We Do.
Through the Celebrate Children Foundation, a nonprofit fundraising entity created by the Prevention Board, resources are leveraged to further advance prevention efforts.
Mobilize research and practices to prevent child abuse and neglect and strengthen families in Wisconsin.
Every child in Wisconsin grows up in a safe, stable and nurturing environment.
Prevent first time occurrences of child abuse and neglect across Wisconsin utilizing strategies that are equitable and inclusive of all rural, suburban and urban communities and residents.