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.

Parent Partners

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

Programs provided by CAPC include:

Sue Fleischner Special Needs Fund

In 1984 the Sue Fleischner Special Needs Fund was established in memory of founding CAPC member and medical social worker Sue Fleischner. The fund is intended to avert crisis that might lead to child abuse or neglect in the case 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 Fleischner Special Needs grant. Please see link to the Special Needs Funds Form.

Child Abuse Statistics


“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

Socorro’s story

  “The Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) for parents of children with special needs and health concerns came into my life at the perfect time. My name is Socorro. My oldest son was an easy going child, and it was fun to watch him grow. Then, I became pregnant and got the news I was going to have triplets. […]

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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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