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The Madera County Child Abuse Prevention Council (MCCAPC) is an organization that began in 1986. We became a non-profit agency in November of 2002. For 30 years, MCCAPC has provided a forum of preventative services and activities. In addition, our organization has established partnerships and collaborative relationships with other agencies in the community to improve the lives and well being of children and families throughout Madera County. To make a greater impact in the central valley, MCCAPC is also a part of a greater whole, and is a member of the Central California Coalition of Child Abuse Prevention Councils. MCCAPC could not perform these services without its collaborative partners and members.


To support community efforts in the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse by promoting and facilitating education that strengthens, empowers, and preserves the dignity of individuals and families.


  • To increase and promote public awareness of child abuse and neglect.
  • To facilitate community support and resources for prevention intervention and treatment programs.
  • To encourage education and facilitate trainings of professionals in the detection, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
  • To recommend improvement in services to families and victims via public and non-profit agencies.
  • To encourage and facilitate support for children and families living in Madera County.

Words from the Executive Director

MCCAPC is a non-profit agency that has 32 years of existence. The mission of this organization continues to make strides to support community efforts in the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse by continuing the promotion and facilitation of education in our community to strengthen an empower individuals and families while preserving their dignity.

Our agency focuses on mobilizing collaborations with fellow agencies in efforts to provide classes to empower parents in communication with their adolescent, to continue providing classes that assist adolescents in relationship skills to built resiliency factors, to maintain technology strategies (GraceCity App) to combat the human trafficking of children, to educate the community professionals in mandated reporter protocol, to educate the community families in child abuse and promoting Child Abuse Prevention Month every April.

We hope to expand our organization efforts and bring more services to Madera County to bring continued support and innovative strategies in this movement to building resiliency and ending child abuse and neglect. This would not be possible without our community partnerships, members, and donations. Thank you for your genuine interest in the care of our children and may we grow stronger together.


Maria A Salazar, Executive Director