Child Abuse Prevention Council of Santa Barbara County
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The Santa Barbara County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is a community council with the primary purpose of coordinating efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect.

The CAPC is open to anyone who is interested. Current membership includes representatives from public and non-profit agencies, community groups and parents.

The Santa Barbara County Child Abuse Prevention Council works to:

  • Raise community awareness about child abuse and neglect;
  • Provide resources and education to organizations and community groups to assist parents and educate the public;
  • Encourage and facilitate public and community support for child abuse and neglect prevention that responds to local needs;
  • Educate service providers working with families about the Mandated Reporting Law, Risk and Protective Factors for families and how to prevent child abuse and neglect; and
  • Engage parents as leaders in child abuse and neglect prevention activities. 

 The CAPC meets regularly in order to allow members to share information and identify and prioritize projects for the CAPC. Members volunteer time and resources to execute and implement the selected projects.

The CAPC meets every 3rd Thursday of the month (except August and December) at the Santa Ines Mission, 1760 Mission Drive in Solvang from 10am—12pm. All meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.