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Advocacy & Civic Engagement

In addition to providing services to families that walk through our doors each day, we are dedicated to bringing positive change to systemic issues affecting children and families to help future generations. Taking action on issues that affect the well-being of families helps build healthy families, safe children, and strong communities. We do this by:

Promoting civic engagement and encouraging the families we work with to get involved in issues that are important to them, through volunteering, voting, contacting their elected officials, and attending public meetings.

• Advocating at the local, state and federal level for legislation and policies that impact physical, economic and social development of children and families.

• As the lead agency of Child Abuse Prevention Council of Napa County (CAPC), we help create a unified voice for child abuse prevention efforts in Napa County in collaboration with the regional efforts of the Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Coalition. CAPC also provides professional development trainings for partner organizations, oversees education campaigns to engage the larger community in prevention efforts and advocates for public policy that impacts children’s safety and healthy development.

In addition, CAPC partners with Napa County Child Welfare Services (CWS) to deliver critical Mandated Reporter Trainings (MRTs) to agencies employing individuals that work closely with children and families. MRTs inform mandated reporters of their legal obligations to report known and suspected child abuse or neglect, what signs to look for, the process of reporting, and what happens after a report is made. Participants are given the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the child welfare system.

To learn more about our Advocacy & Civic Engagement programs contact us at 707.252.1123 or hello@copefamilycenter.org.

To schedule a free Mandated Reporter Training, contact us at 707.252.1123 or hello@copefamilycenter.org or contact CWS at 707.253.4744 or 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building B, Napa, CA 94558.

 

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Members

Mark Bontrager
Aldea Children & Family Services

Craig Burch
Napa County Probation

Mary Butler
Napa County Probation

Andres Cantera
VOICES

James Diel
Napa County Mental Health

Julie DiVerde
CASA

Jean Donaldson
Napa County Sheriffs Department

Rebecca Feiner
Child Welfare Services

Joelle Gallagher
First 5 Napa County

Michele Grupe
Cope Family Center

Allison Haley
District Attorney

Bill Hernandez
Napa Police Department

Dianne Jackel
Cope Family Center

Nina Jehle
District Attorney's Office

Yuka Kamiishi
Victim's Witness Program

Laura Keller
Napa County Public Health

Tracy Lamb
NEWS

Kimberley Lawrence
Lilliput Children's Services

Erika Lewenski
Community Resources for Children

Mike Mansuy
Napa Valley Unified School District

Julie Murphy
Cope Family Center

Jenny Ocon
Up Valley Family Centers

Pete Shaw
Faith Community Representative

Anna Shetka
Retired Social Worker

Ron Stutting
ParentsCAN

Julie Webb
Faith Community Representative