According to California Penal Code Section 11165.1 – 11165.6 the following situations are reportable child abuse and neglect conditions:
    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Child exploitation, child pornography and child prostitution
    • Severe or general neglect
    • Extreme corporal punishment resulting in injury
    • Willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment
  In general, any person paid to work directly with children, including a CASA volunteer, is a Mandated Reporter and is required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect. To verify you are a mandated reporter refer to Reporting Law Summary below. CAPC offers free training to Mandated Reporters throughout Contra Costa County on how to identify and report suspected child abuse.

Mandated Reporter Reference Materials

Parent Information

In addition to Mandated Reporter Training, CAPC offers free workshops for the community and parent groups on the identification of suspected child abuse, what is not abuse and how to keep kids safe.

Quotes

“I told my daughter that someone touched me as an 8 year old girl but I didn't tell my mom until I was 22 years old. She yelled, "Why didn't you tell a safe adult?!" I told her that we were never taught that we should. We just sat in shame. This program is amazing and THANK YOU!”

— Anonymous

Success Stories

A father doesn’t give up

“Manuel never gave up on his son.  He completed two Nurturing Parenting Program sessions and enrolled in additional parenting classes because he wants to become the best father possible.” ~Maggie Velasco

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A Changed Life

The Child Abuse Prevention Council has saved my life and I feel as if it has saved the lives of my children and transformed their destiny. This is the depth and power in which the Child Abuse Prevention Council has impacted my life. ~Lakisha Hill

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