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
No child suffers from abuse or neglect.
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 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.
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.”