The Child Abuse Prevention Council strives to prevent child abuse in Contra Costa County by raising awareness, as well as through educational programs, home visitation and public advocacy. The Council believes that every child has the right to grow up free from the pain of trauma and abuse. CAPC serves as a clearinghouse, identifying, building, strengthening and coordinating a network of community members who are involved in the intervention and prevention of child abuse.
A core program coordinated in partnership with Contra Costa Children and Family Services. These individuals provide support to parents as they navigate the dependency court system in reuniting with their children and breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect.
Programs provided by CAPC include:
Sue Fleishner Special Needs Fund
In 1984 the Sue Fleishner Special Needs Fund was established in memory of founding CAPC member and medical social worker Sue Fleishner. The fund is intended to avert crisis that might lead to child abuse or neglect in the lcase of at-risk families.This one-time grant could be used to pay a PG&E bill, water bill, for food, transportation or a safe crib for a child. Each year CAPC awards over 50 families with a Sue Fleishner Special Needs grant.
Child Abuse Statistics