About the Children’s Services Coordinating Commission
The Children’s Services Coordinating Commission was established by the Board of Supervisors in 1986 in compliance with the Welfare and Institution Code Section 18982 – 18982.4: whose primary purpose is to coordinate the community’s efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse. In 1994, the San Joaquin County Office of Education assumed administrative responsibility for the Commission.
A total of twenty-five members are appointed. Twenty members appointed by the San Joaquin County Children’s Services Coordinating Commission and five members appointed by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. Representatives are from Public Child Welfare Agency, Community-based organizations dealing with children, the Juvenile Probation Department, Mental Health, Medical Services, Education, Law Enforcement, Licensing Agency, District Attorney Office, Coroner, Civic Organization, Religious Community, Community Volunteers, Consumers and five supervisory district representatives. Members are appointed for a three year term.
Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention funding is provided to San Joaquin County annually by the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention. These funds are used throughout San Joaquin County in an effort to help make children and families safe.
In addition to allocated funds the Children’s Services Coordinating Commission has been entrusted with donations from the community. Community donations continue to be used for sponsorship of an annual symposium. This symposium provides the opportunity to bring the community together for networking; training and awards presented in recognition of those who display outstanding efforts towards child abuse prevention and intervention.
The Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month at the San Joaquin County Office of Education at 2:00 p.m. For information regarding the Commission and meetings contact Cathy Long, Commission Coordinator, San Joaquin County Office of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, (209)468-5979.