To Report Child Abuse, please call: 1-800-606-6618

Who We Are

Monterey County CAPC has been part of the 10 Greater Bay Area CAPCs for more than 30 years.

The Monterey County Child Abuse and Prevention Council is a county and community Council of local leaders who support CAPC.

In its role as the role of catalysts convener and coordinator for program planning, support and oversight for local prevention of child abuse efforts.

Priority will be given to members representing personal life experiences, local clergy, victim serving and family serving entities.

Greater Bay Area CAPC

OCAP Vision

No child suffers from abuse or neglect.

OCAP Mission

To shape policy, build communities and strengthen families so that child maltreatment is prevented.

CAPC works in partnership with the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) in local, regional, and statewide prevention efforts.

The Monterey County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is the local entity to the state of California Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP).

The local CAPC Board is made up of appointed county representatives along with 4-6 appointed citizen-at-large representatives. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors created the Monterey County CAPC on June 10, 1986.

Public agencies which were identified by the BOS at CAPC’s inception internally nominate one member and alternate. This is an ongoing appointment. For citizen-at-large representatives the appointment is four years. Priority for these appointments will be given to members representing personal life experiences, local clergy, victim serving and family serving entities.

Monterey County’s Child Abuse and Prevention Council Director

Ginger Pierce became the Director of the Child Abuse and Prevention Council about 5 years ago. Early in her career, she worked in the Washington DC area with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and was the original Independent Living Coordinator for the City of Alexandra. Moving here in 1997 she has since worked in child welfare related positions, incubating and spearheading the growth of such local programs as Wraparound, The Epicenter, Family Ties and California’s work on AB 12 which began the provision of foster care supports and services to youth up to age 21.

Ginger has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri – MIZZOU and an MSW from Loyola – Chicago. She is an active community volunteer most recently serving as the Salinas High School Boosters Secretary for three years. Ginger loves her work with CAPC and its community wide efforts. For decades, she has honored this quote of Desmond Tutu in her office. “There comes a point in time when we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”

Meeting Date, Time & Place

The Board meets bi-monthly, the first Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Contact us for additional information.

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If you are worried about a child or suspect child abuse or neglect,
please call: 1-800-606-6618