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ICAN Mission Statement
    
The mission of ICAN is to improve the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children through multidisciplinary efforts that support the identification, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. ICAN provides advocacy and leadership within Los Angeles County, as well as on a state and national basis, for improved policy development, provision of services, public awareness, education and training.

ICAN Associates
    
ICAN associates is a private non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children. Its Board of Directors consists of business, media and community leaders.
     ICAN associates supports the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect(ICAN) and the important issue addressed by ICAN through the provisions of services including materials, media campaigns, sponsorship of training forums, support for direct and indirect services to prevent child abuse and provide integration and collaboration among agencies serving children, special events for vulnerable and abused children, newsletters, community educational projects and fund raising.

The Mission of ICAN Associates
     To improve the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children through special projects, advocacy, education and awareness by providing support to the work of the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN) and professionals and agencies who work with children and their families.

Our vision is that all children live in safe and nurturing homes free from abuse, neglect or exploitation.
     Established in 1979, ICAN Associates is a private, non- profit organization which supports the work of the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN). It was established by a group of individuals in the private sector concerned about child abuse who recognized the critical need to develop an innovative partnership with leaders in the public sector.  The Board of Directors consists of business, media and community leaders.

ICAN Associates supports ICAN through the provision of services including:

  • sponsorship of educational forums
  • community projects
  • special events for vulnerable and abused children
  • dissemination of materials
  • direct and indirect services to prevent child abuse and neglect
  • promoting integration and collaboration among child service agencies
  • media campaigns

     The formation of ICAN Associates represents one of the first public/private partnerships in the nation taking action against child abuse and neglect

     ICAN (Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect) was established in 1977 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors as the official county agency to coordinate the development of services for the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
     The mandate for much of ICAN's work comes from the ICAN Policy Committee, which includes thirty-two County, City, State and Federal agency heads as well as UCLA, five private sector individuals appointed by the Board of Supervisors and the Children's Planning Council. The Policy Committee is chaired by Los Angeles County Sheriff, Lee Baca.
     ICAN's work is conducted through the ICAN Operations Committee, which includes designated child abuse specialists from each member agency. ICAN has numerous standing and ad hoc committees comprised of both public and private sector professionals with expertise in child abuse. These committees address a host of critical issues such as: review of child fatalities, including child and adolescent suicides; children and families exposed to family violence; development of systems designed to promote better communication and collaboration among agencies; prenatally substance affected infants; pregnant and parenting adolescents; abducted children; and grief and loss issues for children in foster care and siblings of children who are victims of fatal child abuse. ICAN also produces two annual reports, The ICAN Child Death Review Team Report, and The State of Child Abuse and Neglect in Los Angeles County. In addition, thirteen community based inter-disciplinary child abuse councils interface with ICAN and provide valuable information and community based efforts regarding child abuse related issues.

Contact Information
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please contact the ICAN Office at (626) 455-4586