631 W. School Ave., St. 3
Visalia, CA 93291
Info: (559) 735-0456

Who We Are

CAPC represents over 30 public and community based organizations.

The Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) of Tulare County was established as a private nonprofit council in 1982 in Visalia. The purpose of the CAPC has always been the promotion of child abuse prevention in the County through advocacy and education.

In 2005, the CAPC engaged in its first strategic planning effort and created vision and mission statements, which continue to illustrate and reflect the CAPC’s purpose:

Our Vision is to end child abuse by promoting healthy families where children realize their potential, becoming successful community members.

Our Mission is to prevent child abuse by building and maintaining community collaborations, by coordinating quality services, and by disseminating information for children and families.

We Value and believe in the strengths and resilience of families, accountability and empowerment of our communities, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

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What We Have Achieved

In its 34-year history, the CAPC is proud of its many accomplishments, which include:

  • Supporting and participating in the Child Protection Planning Council.
  • Conducting media campaigns and community education.
  • Recommending grant allocations to Tulare County Board of Supervisors in collaboration with the CAPC/CPPC Joint Allocations Committee for the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), and Child Abuse Prevention Intervention and Treatment funds (CAPIT).
  • Providing blue ribbon materials to assist our collaborative partners with local child abuse prevention activities. See more
  • Conducting various needs assessments.
  • Organizing and participating in community forums and events.
  • Providing speakers to groups about how to prevent child abuse. See more
  • Partnering with those in the county addressing commercial sexual exploitation of children/ child sex trafficking (CSEC), by focusing a conference on CSEC, creating the Tulare County Human Trafficking Resources website and newsletter, and working with partners on CSEC related events and projects. See more

Executive Committee

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Tim Zavala

President

Tulare Youth Service Bureau

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Linda Ledesma

Vice President

Lindsay Healthy Start Family Resource Center

Natalie Bolin

Treasurer

Tulare County Child Welfare Services

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Lorena Castillo

Secretary

Tulare County Office of Education, Quality Rating and Improvement, TCOE Early Childhood Education

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Jody Gilman

Member At Large

Community Member

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Alberto Ramos

Member At Large

CASA of Tulare County

Staff

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Ramona Chiapa

Executive Director

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Beatriz Aboytes

Community Outreach Coordinator