Monterey County Office of Education and CAPC have a long-standing partnership. Working together we ensure that all of our educators across the county are well versed in child abuse prevention and the associated governing laws. It is critical that we all understand the impact and trauma that child abuse inflicts on the entire family. Supporting families in distress and ensuring that we are all aware of the resources across the county and then directing services towards those in need will help to mitigate the issues families are facing. CAPC is instrumental in supporting our schools and partner agencies to uplift the safety of the children in our county.
Monterey County District Attorney Office of Victim Witness Assistance Program
The mission of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program is to provide services to victims/witnesses of all types of crime; reduce the trauma and insensitive treatment that victims/witnesses may experience in the wake of crime; improve the criminal justice system’s understanding of the needs of victims and witnesses and empower victims to participate in the administration of justice; educate law enforcement officials and all other criminal justice personnel, to the needs of victims; assure that victims as witnesses are informed of the progress of the case in which they are involved; empower victims to recover from the effects of crimes through crisis intervention and related support services; provide assistance to victims of crime in applying for state compensation and in seeking restitution. The Child Abuse Prevention Council partners with Victim Witness on providing services and supports as identified and supported through the Child Abuse Prevention Council.