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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS [18000 - 18999.8]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 12. The Maxine Waters Child Abuse Prevention Training Act of 1984 [18975 - 18979]

  ( Chapter 12 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1638, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 4. The Office of Child Abuse Prevention [18978 - 18978.8]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1638, Sec. 3. )

18978.
  

The office shall select and award grants by January 1, 1985, to two private, nonprofit prevention training centers, one located in, and serving northern California, and one located in, and serving southern California. The dividing line for the purposes of this act shall be the county boundary lines between Monterey, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo Counties to the north, and San Luis Obispo, Kern, and San Bernardino Counties to the south.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1638, Sec. 3. Effective September 30, 1984.)

18978.1.
  

The office shall select the two training centers which can fulfill the requirement of Section 18977, and which meet the following requirements:

(a) For the northern California training center, the grant shall be awarded to the applicant which has demonstrated experience and expertise in administering a prevention training center and which has demonstrated the following:

(1) Provided training and ongoing technical assistance for the greatest number of primary prevention programs as defined in Section 18975.7 in school districts and preschools.

(2) Trained and employed the greatest number of trainers with experience in providing primary prevention programs.

(3) Employed trainers representing the cultural and geographical diversity of the service area.

(b) For the southern California training center the grant shall be awarded to the applicant which demonstrates the following:

(1) Experience in child abuse prevention training.

(2) Capacity for training of primary child abuse prevention programs as defined in Section 18976.

(3) Broad community support.

(4) Capability for developing staffing which represents the cultural diversity of their service area and a plan for developing this staff.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 134, Sec. 9. Effective July 1, 1985.)

18978.2.
  

The office shall distribute a standard request for proposal and shall select the primary prevention program for each service area through a competitive bidding process. Grants for programs in each county shall be determined on a proportional basis according to the number of children in center based preschools and in the schools, kindergarten through 12th grade, except that allocations for primary prevention programs in any one county shall not be less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

The proposals shall include a plan by the applicant as to how its program will serve children in the service area, including all of the following information:

(a) How many children will be served each year.

(b) How each school in the service area is to be served so that children receive age-appropriate training in preschool, once during kindergarten, and at least three times during a child’s school career in grades 1 through 12. Any plan proposing to deliver services in a manner other than that contained in Section 18976.1 shall provide justification for the necessity to use an alternate service delivery method. The office shall consider the alternate proposed delivery method in the review of proposals.

(c) How multicultural staffing will be developed, including plans for the hiring and training of staff.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 134, Sec. 10. Effective July 1, 1985.)

18978.3.
  

In awarding grants for primary prevention programs, the office:

(a) May, in order to achieve economies of scale, designate service areas for grants that include more than one county. Should acceptable applicants from more than one county in such a multicounty service area submit proposals, the office may separate the area into as many counties for service delivery as is appropriate. The office may also designate more than one service area in large counties and counties with large school-age populations.

(b) Shall award grants only to those qualified applicants set forth below and in the following order of priority:

(1) Private, nonprofit, and public primary prevention programs with experience in the county to be served that meet the requirements of Sections 18975.7 and 18976 by October 1, 1984.

(2) Private, nonprofit, community organizations based in the county to be served.

(3) Public institutions based in counties which do not have qualified organizations as defined in paragraphs (1) and (2).

(4) Private, nonprofit community organizations in adjacent counties.

(5) Public institutions based in adjacent counties.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 134, Sec. 11. Effective July 1, 1985.)

18978.4.
  

(a) Requests for proposals shall be sent out by March 1, 1985.

(b) The office shall so conduct its primary prevention program selection process that the selected programs are prepared to provide required training during the 1985–1986 school year. Requests for proposals shall be sent out as soon as possible, and at least 30 calendar days shall be allowed for submission of proposals for the competitive bidding.

(c) In accordance with Section 18979, no selected primary prevention program may commence operations prior to July 1, 1985.

(d) In order to ensure that primary prevention programs can provide training beginning in the 1985–86 school year, the office shall give priority in the processing of applications, execution of grants, and issuance of funds to those applicants who apply and qualify under paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 18978.3.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 134, Sec. 12. Effective July 1, 1985.)

18978.5.
  

The office shall do all of the following:

(a) Prepare and execute grants with the successful applicants for the prevention training centers and primary prevention programs.

(b) Monitor and evaluate primary prevention programs and prevention training centers.

(c) Notify any local child abuse prevention council when a primary prevention program grant award has been made in its service area.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1638, Sec. 3. Effective September 30, 1984.)

18978.6.
  

The office shall administer this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1638, Sec. 3. Effective September 30, 1984.)

18978.7.
  

The director shall be authorized to the extent necessary to adopt regulations, orders, or standards of general application to implement, interpret, or make specific the provisions of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1638, Sec. 3. Effective September 30, 1984.)

18978.8.
  

The director shall, within 60 days of the operative date of this chapter, adopt regulations implementing the provisions of this chapter as emergency regulations in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. For the purposes of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the adoption of the regulations shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1638, Sec. 3. Effective September 30, 1984.)

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