Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council

About the Child Abuse Prevention Council

Child Abuse Prevention Councils (CAPCs) of California are community councils whose primary purpose is to coordinate the community’s efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. YCCA coordinates and leads the CAPC to deliver impactful and informational campaigns throughout the year, kicking off every campaign in April, Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

Mission, Vision, & Values

Every child in Yolo County is safe and thrives.

The mission of the Yolo County Child abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is to eliminate child abuse and neglect and the adversity it causes by strengthening families and communities.

Culturally responsive
Promoting resilience
Prioritizing physical, emotional, and community safety

Child Abuse Prevention Council Members & Functions 

The CAPC exists to serve as an advocate for children and families in Yolo County. The CAPC’s functions include providing a forum for: interagency cooperation and coordination in the prevention, detection, intervention, treatment, and legal processing of child abuse cases; promoting the public awareness of abuse and neglect and the resources available for intervention and treatment; referring professionals to trainings in the prevention, detection, intervention, treatment, and legal processing of child abuse and neglect; recommending improvements in services to families and victims; and encouraging and facilitating community support for child abuse and neglect programs.  

2023-2024 CAPC Members

  • Celina Alveraz | Empower Yolo
  • Gina Daleiden | First5 Yolo 
  • Mariah Ernst-Collins | Yolo County Office of Education 
  • Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) 
  • Sara Gavin | CommuniCare Health Center 
  • Rachelle Gayton | Yolo County Probation 
  • Cecilia Lopez | Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center, Yolo County District Attorney’s Office 
  • Tony Kildare | Yolo County Health and Human Services, Child Youth and Family Branch 
  • MariaIsabel Mandujano | Community Partner 
  • Tessa Smith | Yolo County Health and Human Services, Community Health Branch- DEI 
  • Robert Strange | West Sacramento Police Department 
  • Brian Vaughn | Yolo County Health and Human Services, Community Health Branch 

For the Child Abuse Prevention Council meeting agendas and minutes, visit the YCCA Meetings Page. 

In addition to coordinating the CAPC, YCCA coordinates the Yolo Family Strengthening Network (YFSN). YSFN is a group of Yolo County family-serving organizations and agencies dedicated to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect through coordinated care efforts and individual programming and supportive services throughout Yolo County. 

To receive YSFN updates and news, please contact the CAPC Coordinator.

Child Abuse Prevention Council Coordinator


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