Child Abuse Prevention Council
The Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) was enacted in Inyo County in 2022. The mission of the CAPC is to eliminate child abuse and neglect and the adversity it causes by ensuring a safe and nurturing home environment for all children. The CAPC stands firmly in the belief that all children deserve support and advocacy, especially in regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or disability.
The functions of the CAPC, include:
- Provide a forum for interagency cooperation and coordination in the prevention, detection, intervention, treatment, and legal processing of child abuse cases;
- Promote the public awareness of abuse and neglect and the resources available for intervention and treatment;
- Encourage and support programs that provide positive childhood experiences to promote healthy development;
- Refer professionals to trainings in the prevention, detection, intervention, treatment, and legal processing of child abuse and neglect;
- Recommend improvements in services to families and victims; and
- To serve as an advocate for children and families in Inyo County
As the prevention of child abuse encourages the involvement of the entire community, the CAPC seeks to obtain representation from a wide range of agencies, organizations, and the community at large. If interested in applying, please email email@example.com or call 760-873-6453 for more information.
Inyo County CAPC application for membership will open in March 2023. Please connect with firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest and learn more.
How to Report
Report Child Abuse
If you suspect that a child's health or safety is jeopardized due to abuse or neglect by parents or other caretaker who has custody of the child, call (760) 872-1727. Report 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
For all emergencies, call 911.