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: Colette Katuala
    Alameda representative: Colette Katuala

    Colette is Child Abuse Prevention Council Coordinator for the County of Alameda. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on the disproportionate numbers of African American children involved with child welfare. She has worked as a Child Welfare Supervisor and a Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporting trainer for several years in Alameda County and is Membership Secretary for the Bay Area Association of Black Social Workers.

  • Contra Costa representative: Carol Carrillo
    Contra Costa representative: Carol Carrillo

    Carol has served as Executive Director of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa (CAPC), since April of 1999, and has led in their mission to raise community awareness on the issues of child abuse and neglect and implement programs, publications and services that prevent the maltreatment of children. She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and a postgraduate certificate in Human Service Administration from San Francisco State University. She has developed and managed treatment foster care programs, in-home family support programs, and child advocacy programs, and has worked in the field of child welfare for over 25 years.

  • Monterey representative: David Maradei
    Monterey representative: David Maradei

    David is Director of Child Abuse Prevention Council for Monterey County and Past Chair of the Juvenile Justice Commission for Monterey County and Co-Chair of the Child Death Review Team for Monterey County. He is also a member of Children’s Council for Monterey County, the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, the Child Advocacy Center Quality Assurance Committee at Natividad Hospital, Juvenile Sex Offender Response Team MDIC, and Monterey Community Collaborates (Traffic and Tobacco). He trains on Mandated Reporting, Adverse Childhood Experiences through Safe from the Start, and with the Early Childhood Development Program under Dr. Bruce Perry.

  • Napa representative: Michele Grupe
    Napa representative: Michele Grupe

    Michele Grupe, CFRE, is Executive Director of Cope Family Center, Napa County’s flagship family resource center in downtown Napa. She and her team of 30 staff members work to fulfill the organization’s mission to empower parents, nurture children, and strengthen communities. 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 Commissioner and former Chair of First 5 Napa, Vice Chair of the Napa Valley COAD (Communities Operating Actively in a Disaster), Co-chair of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Napa County, founding member of the Community Leaders Coalition and member of the State Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s Citizens Review Panel.

  • San Francisco and Marin representative: Katie Albright
    San Francisco and Marin representative: Katie Albright

    Katie Albright, JD, (CE0 + President) joined Safe & Sound eleven years ago, when it was called the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. Katie's prior experiences include SF Deputy City Attorney representing our public schools; SF Education Fund Policy Director leading a campaign to improve teacher quality and increase student retention; and, Preschool California Co-Director of Policy & Outreach campaigning statewide for universal preschool. She received an Ascend Fellowship from The Aspen Institute and Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship at Stanford University. Katie graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center and Williams College.

  • San Mateo representative: Steve Baron
    San Mateo representative: Steve Baron

    Steve Baron, M.A., MFT, is the retired Director of Family Court Services in Santa Clara County, former Adjunct Faculty for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the subject of juvenile dependency mediation and for Santa Clara University where he taught in the graduate Department of Counseling Psychology and Education on subjects including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, substance abuse, and trauma. He is also retired from 25 years of private practice as a therapist.

  • San Mateo representative: Jane Smithson
    San Mateo 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.

  • Solano representative: Susan Ferdinandi
    Solano representative: Susan Ferdinandi

    Susan is Community Programs Coordinator at Children's Network of Solano County. Prior to her work there, she served as coordinator of the Family Resource Center in Benicia and as an educator in Contra Costa County.

  • Sonoma and Marin representative: Robin Bowen
    Sonoma and Marin 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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