The RCCP was established to prevent abuse of children in residential child care. The project seeks to increase the quality of residential care by reducing the potential for physical and emotional injury to children when children pose a threat to their own and other’s safety. The Institutional Abuse component of the RCCP assists local and state public agencies that are responsible for the prevention, investigation, and corrective action plans of reported institutional abuse. This assistance comes primarily in the form of direct training and technical support in a five-stage investigation process: reporting, initiating the investigation, conducting the ongoing investigation, making determinations, and recommending correction actions. Each of these stages has distinct actions and responsibilities for public investigatory agencies performing civil investigations.