1987 The historic, Victorian firehouse in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, is purchased by the Child Abuse Prevention Society, providing a lasting home for the work of the San Francisco Child Abuse Council and the TALK Line Family Support Center.
Throughout the decade, the Child Abuse Council:
- Successfully advocates for the passage of the Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Act (CAPIT), the Children’s State and County Trust Funds, and the Kid’s License Plate.
- Partners to create the first-ever Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition, bringing together 10 Bay Area counties to develop regional policies and legislation to prevent and respond to child abuse.
- Builds local coalitions to establish specialized units within both the San Francisco Police Department and District Attorney’s Office focused on child abuse.