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|Get Involved: Community Collaborative Groups|
|Have you always wanted to make a difference in your community? |
|The following associations listed below will give you the opportunity to do so! These associations are Advisory Boards to the Solano County Board of Supervisors, and all members are appointed by the Board. One of the main functions of all of these associations is to advise and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors about polices and legislation that may effect Solano County Residents. They also help to raise public awareness, facilitate trainings, and recommend improvements in services to children, families, and seniors. All meetings are open to the public, and you are encouraged and welcome to join. Please call the person listed as a contact to find out more about each group and their meetings. You can also check our "Calendar of Events" to find out meeting times and possible changes to these schedules. |
|Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) |
CAPC Contact: Rosemary Kennedy
Phone:(707) 421-7229 X111
The Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) informs, trains and advises the community about keeping children safe from harm. The CAPC works to ensure that all children of Solano County will reach adulthood having experienced a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment.
The Child Abuse Prevention Council meets the 3rd Monday of every month at the County Government Center multi-purpose Room 675 Texas Street Fairfield. The meetings are held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To find out more information about the Child Abuse Prevention Council visit them on the web at: CAPC.org
|Children's Alliance |
The Children's Alliance is under the Children's Network umbrella. Children's Alliance is a collaborative that looks at children's issues more broadly than Child Abuse Prevention Council. The Solano Children's Alliance analyzes budgets and policies, makes recommendations to local and state leaders, and apportions funds earmarked for local children and families. The Alliance is the longest functioning interagency council in California.
The Children's Alliance meets every 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Joseph Nelson Community Center in Suisun. For more information on the Children's Network visit them on the web at: Childnet.org
|Senior Coalition of Solano County |
Senior Coalition Contact: Rochelle Sherlock
Email: Rochelle Sherlock
The mission of the Senior Coalition is to advocate for and support efforts that improve and enrich the lives of seniors living and working in Solano County. The vision of the Coalition is that Solano County is a place where seniors are healthy, safe and secure; share their skills and experience; and are valued and celebrated for their wisdom and contributions.
The Senior Coalition meets the 1st Friday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The meetings are generally held at 675 Texas Street, Fairfield in the multi-purpose room.
|Solano Partnership Against Violence (SPAV) |
SPAV Contact: Lori Frank
The purpose of Solano Partnership Against Violence (SPAV) is to develop a more comprehensive and systematic approach to ending family violence in Solano County, consistent with the Board of Supervisors policies, by providing a forum for inter-agency cooperation and coordination in the prevention, detection, treatment and legal processing of family violence cases.
The Solano Partnership Against Violence meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the County Administration Center, 6th Floor Conference Room, 675 Texas St. Fairfield CA.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Victim Advocate Volunteers Needed
The Office of Family Violence Prevention is working with LIFT3 Support Group and Domestic Violence Shelter, a local nonprofit victim advocacy agency, to recruit and train volunteers and interns who are committed to promoting victim safety by taking part in the upcoming LIFT3 volunteer advocate training. Volunteers will work with the LIFT3 Support Group to provide victims with crisis intervention services, assistance with obtaining domestic violence restraining orders, providing court accompaniment, and linking victims to outside support services.
The volunteers will receive 40 hours of victim advocacy training from the Office of Family Violence Prevention. Volunteers will be required to pass a background check and commit to volunteering a minimum of four hours per week to assist victims of family violence. Bilingual Spanish-speaking applicants are encouraged to apply.
For more information, or to apply, contact LIFT3 Support Group at (707) 398-6865.