For over 30 years Child Abuse Prevention Councils have led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope in the effort to prevent child abuse and neglect in every county in California. The Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition represents ten counties coordinating resources, advocating for public policy, producing conferences and trainings and sharing best practices.

Each of the ten Child Abuse Prevention Councils in this coalition is a resource and referral agency. The councils work with public and private agencies to prevent child abuse. We also hold free mandated reporter trainings throughout the Bay Area.

Child Abuse Prevention Councils are made up of professionals, volunteers, donors and parents who are actively preventing child abuse and neglect.

Contact your county to find out how to get involved! Together we can make a difference.

  • To Report Child Abuse:

    Child Abuse Prevention Council:

    Parent Support Hotline:

  • To Report Child Abuse:

    Child Abuse Prevention Council:

  • To Report Child Abuse:

    Child Abuse Prevention Council:
    707-585-6108 ext. 1101
    or 415-668-0494

  • Monterey

    To Report Child Abuse:

    Child Abuse Prevention Council:

  • To Report Child Abuse:

    Child Abuse Prevention Council:

  • To Report Child Abuse:

    Child Abuse Prevention Council:

    TALK Line: 415-441-KIDS

  • To Report Child Abuse:

    24 Hour Parent Stress Warmline:

  • To Report Child Abuse:

  • To Report Child Abuse:

    Solano Children’s Alliance/ Child Abuse
    Prevention Council:

  • To Report Child Abuse:
    707-565-4304 or 800-870-7064

    Prevent Child Abuse Sonoma County:
    707-585-6108 ext. 1101

Meet our coalition members

  • Alameda representative: Marcy Takeuchi
    Alameda representative: Marcy Takeuchi
  • Contra Costa representative: Carol Carrillo
    Contra Costa representative: Carol Carrillo
  • Marin representatives: Katie Albright and Robin Bowen
  • Monterey representative: David Maradei
    Monterey representative: David Maradei

    Director, Child Abuse Prevention Council for Monterey County (2000 to present)
    Member, Chair, Greater Bay Area CAPC Coalition (2000-present)
    Member, Past Chair, Juvenile Justice Commission for Monterey County (2004-present)
    Co-Chair, Child Death Review Team for Monterey County (2003-present)
    Member, Children’s Council for Monterey County (2002-present)
    Member, the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (2008-present)
    Member, Child Advocacy Center Quality Assurance Committee, Natividad Hospital (2000-present)
    Member, Juvenile Sex Offender Response Team MDIC (2007-to present)
    Member, Monterey Community Collaborates (Traffic and Tobacco) (2004-present)
    Trainer, Mandated Reporting (2003-present)
    Trainer, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Safe from the Start (2003-present)
    Trainer, Early Childhood Development Program under Dr. Bruce Perry (2003-present)

  • Napa representative: Michele Grupe
    Napa representative: Michele Grupe

    Michele is Executive Director of COPE Family Center. Michele has dedicated her professional career to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by working directly with families and through her work as an administrator and fund development professional. Prior to joining the Cope team in 2004, Michele worked at Lincoln Child Center in Oakland and Youth Homes Inc. in Contra Costa County. Michele is a member of the ACEs Connection group, volunteers in the community at her son’s school and is the former chair of the Napa Valley DARE and Safe Schools Foundation. She also served on the steering committee for the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership and the Napa Valley Coalition of Nonprofit Agencies “Creating Community: Napa County Nonprofits at Work” report that was released in July 2016 and highlights the social and economic impact of the nonprofit sector in Napa.

  • San Francisco representative: Katie Albright
    San Francisco representative: Katie Albright
  • San Mateo representative: Janay Eustace
    San Mateo representative: Janay Eustace
  • Santa Clara representative: Jane Smithson
    Santa Clara representative: Jane Smithson

    Jane Smithson has practiced law since 1977 with an emphasis on Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency. As a member of San Mateo County’s Private Defender Program she has represented thousands of minors in 602 cases and both children and parents in Dependency matters. She was honored by Child Advocates of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in 1999 for her work in championing the rights of children who have been neglected or abused. In 2003 she left the practice of law to become a consultant to San Mateo County’s Human Services Agency on Child Welfare Redesign. She has coordinated Independent Living Skills Classes for Foster Youth at the Community Colleges, taught Parenting Classes through the YWCA in San Jose, and has served as the Co-Chair of the San Mateo County Child Abuse Prevention Council. She teaches Mandated Child Abuse Reporting in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

  • Solano representative: Susan Ferdinandi
    Solano representative: Susan Ferdinandi
  • Sonoma representative: Robin Bowen
    Sonoma representative: Robin Bowen

    Robin Bowen has been working for over 35 years in the field of child abuse prevention as the Executive Director of the Child Parent Institute in Santa Rosa. Robin is actively involved in both local and regional advocacy efforts on behalf of children and families. She convenes the local Child Abuse Prevention Council in both Sonoma and Marin Counties. She has championed innovative and efficient services to meet the needs of vulnerable and underserved families. This has resulted in increased collaborations with community organizations and a comprehensive expansion of CPI’s programs to offer prevention, intervention and therapeutic supports when needed.

  • Coalition coordinator: Kris Murphey
    Coalition coordinator: Kris Murphey

    Kris is glad to serve as Coalition Coordinator through the Center for Innovation and Resources (CIR). She has more than two decades of experience working with child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment organizations throughout the state of California.

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