Community Action PartnershipCommunity Action Partnership
of Madera County (CAPMC)of Madera County (CAPMC)
Lucero De La TorreLucero De La Torre
Organizational Structure of AgencyOrganizational Structure of Agency
Executive DirectorExecutive Director
MJ NaborsMJ Nabors
Also includes a 15 member volunteer Board ofAlso includes a 15 member volunteer Board of
Directors from all sectors of Madera County.Directors from all sectors of Madera County.
Chief Financial OfficerChief Financial Officer
Assistant to the Executive DirectorAssistant to the Executive Director
Head Start DirectorHead Start Director
Victim Services DirectorVictim Services Director
Program CoordinatorProgram Coordinator
5 Advocates5 Advocates
Community Context of the AgencyCommunity Context of the Agency
Madera, California.Madera, California.
The agency serves a diverse populationThe agency serves a diverse population
but, most of the clients are Hispanic sincebut, most of the clients are Hispanic since
Madera is composed mainly of Hispanics.Madera is composed mainly of Hispanics.
They help with at-risk-populations such asThey help with at-risk-populations such as
women, children and those who are inwomen, children and those who are in
Populations-at-risk whose NeedsPopulations-at-risk whose Needs
the Agency Addressesthe Agency Addresses
Women who have being abused in any form:Women who have being abused in any form:
Verbally, Psychologically, Physically, SexuallyVerbally, Psychologically, Physically, Sexually
Those who have being or have witnessed abuseThose who have being or have witnessed abuse
in any form as well.in any form as well.
* People who do not have the necessary* People who do not have the necessary
resources or knowledge to helpresources or knowledge to help
Agency’s Mission and AimsAgency’s Mission and Aims
Helping people, changing lives and making ourHelping people, changing lives and making our
community a better place to live by providingcommunity a better place to live by providing
resources and services that inspire personalresources and services that inspire personal
growth and independence.growth and independence.
To help clients be independent enough so thatTo help clients be independent enough so that
they can defend themselves against things such asthey can defend themselves against things such as
violence and maltreatment.violence and maltreatment.
They represent hope and work towards improvingThey represent hope and work towards improving
the community and make it a better place to live.the community and make it a better place to live.
Components of AgencyComponents of Agency
The agency is divided in a few different
departments or programs. The agency is a
Head Start Department
Children are provided learning environments and
experiences enabling them to solve problems, initiate
activities, explore, question and gain mastery through
learning by doing.
Home visits are made to allow parents and Head Start
staff the opportunity to jointly develop goals for the
Head Start programs teach families how to find and
utilize available local community services and
resources enabling them to improve their family's
condition and quality of life.
Child Care Resource and Referral
In California, every county is served by a
Child Care Resource & Referral agency to
provide child care referrals and information to
families, free of charge, regardless of income.
The agency assist parents in finding child
care that best meets their families needs by
providing free child care referrals and
information on choosing quality of child care.
Victim ServicesVictim Services
Center (VSC)Center (VSC)
Runs 3 programs:Runs 3 programs:
Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence
Victim WitnessVictim Witness
Rape and Sexual AssaultRape and Sexual Assault
All programsAll programs
24-hour crisis line24-hour crisis line
Emergency shelterEmergency shelter
Crisis interventionCrisis intervention
restraining ordersrestraining orders
Referral servicesReferral services
Accompaniment to lawAccompaniment to law
enforcement, medical, or court.enforcement, medical, or court.
Community educationCommunity education
Orientation on the criminal justiceOrientation on the criminal justice
Court supportCourt support
Property returnProperty return
Health awarenessHealth awareness
Self defense classesSelf defense classes
Child Forensic Interview TeamChild Forensic Interview Team
CFIT is part of Victim Services.
CFIT exists to reduce the ongoing trauma
for children who are alleged victims of
It’s a team of experts where they interview the
The child is interviewed only by one person
but the room has cameras and hearing
devices; this lets know the rest of the team
what is going on.
Significance of this Agency in Terms of SocialSignificance of this Agency in Terms of Social
Justice, Social Work Values and Human Rights.Justice, Social Work Values and Human Rights.
Each program helps the victims become empowered and preventEach program helps the victims become empowered and prevent
abuse from happening again.abuse from happening again.
Every human has the right to live a peaceful life, free of abuse andEvery human has the right to live a peaceful life, free of abuse and
This agency is significant because it provides services to peopleThis agency is significant because it provides services to people
who need it the most, and those who do not have anything or havewho need it the most, and those who do not have anything or have
gone through a very rough path in their lives.gone through a very rough path in their lives.
All of the services the agency provides are free.All of the services the agency provides are free.
The agency has the necessary resources to help someone changeThe agency has the necessary resources to help someone change
their life for the better.their life for the better.
As an intern it has being a great experience to work for this agency.As an intern it has being a great experience to work for this agency.