Amador Child Abuse
PO Box 815
Jackson, CA 95642
Office: 975 Broadway, Jackson
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council (ACAPC) is a collaboration between the community and public agencies whose goal is to ensure that every child lives a healthy and safe life free from violence.
Child abuse prevention is accomplished through education, training, and promoting public awareness.
Our members are volunteers from community organizations, county agencies and the public, and we employ two part-time Program Coordinators to do the work of the council.
Our members include representatives from First 5 Amador, Amador Child Care Council, The Resource Connection, Amador County Public Health, Child Protective Services, Behavioral Health, and Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Offices, A-TCAA, Amador County Unified School District, UC Cooperative Extension, Operation Care, and parent community members. Our meetings are open to the public.
Funding comes from the state, County Children’s Trust Fund, grants, donations and fundraising. Donations that community members send in with their tax bills are used to replenish the funds withdrawn from the Children’s Trust Fund. First 5 Amador supports our council by offering us office space and use of their office equipment at no charge, as well as by participating in our council.
We offer our community free prevention education programs in the areas of:
• Mandated Child Abuse & Neglect Reporter Training
• Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Workshops
• Internet Safety Presentations for kids, teens, and adults
We also participate in many community events and disseminate prevention and child safety information throughout the county, speak to community organizations, and publish a monthly electronic newsletter.
Since 2006, we have provided our free programs to over 3800 community members, including elementary, junior high, and high school students, wards at Preston Youth Correctional Facility, school faculty, clergy and church volunteers, firefighters, lifeguards, soccer, little league, football and cheer coaches, AmeriCorps workers, family learning center staff, childcare providers, and parents, grandparents and babysitters.
For more information visit ACAPC's website at: http://www.amadorcapc.org