Thirty-two department heads, UCLA, and five Board appointees. Gives direction and forms policy, reviews the work of subcommittees and votes on major issues.
(Meets as needed)
Member agency and community council representatives are a part of this working body that reviews activities of subcommittees, discusses emerging issues and current events, and recommends specific follow-up actions.
(Meets every 2nd Wed., 1:30 p.m., Hall of Administration, Los Angeles)
CHILD ABDUCTION / REUNIFICATION TASKFORCE
This public/private partnership responds to the needs of children who have experienced abduction. It provides coordinated multi-agency response to the recovery and reunification of abducted children, including crisis intervention and mental health services.
This is a closed meeting.
CHILD & ADOLESCENT SUICIDE REVIEW TEAM
A multi-disciplinary sub-group of the ICAN Child Death Review Team. The Team reviews child and adolescent suicides, analyzes trends and makes recommendations aimed at the recognition and prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviors.
CHILD DEATH REVIEW TEAM
This Team provides multi-agency reviews of intentional and preventable child deaths for better case management and for system improvement. It is also responsible for issuing ICAN's annual CDRT report. This is a closed meeting.
COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN (CSEC) COMMITTEE
The goal is to improve the effectiveness of the prevention, identification, investigation, prosecution and provision of services for victims of these crimes. To best meet these goals, a separate subcommittee on Cyber Crime Prevention was formed to develop prevention efforts leaving the CSEC Committee to focus on victim services.
CYBER CRIME PREVENTION TASK FORCE
The ICAN Cyber Crime Prevention Task Force focuses on preventing Internet crimes against children through the coordination of local, state and federal agencies and services providers. The goal is to improve the effectiveness of prevention efforts through education and awareness. To best meet this goal, the Task Force coordinates and plans an annual Cyber Crime Prevention Symposium and an annual Cyber Crime Challenge, both of which are geared towards educators, parents, and students.
COMMUNITY CHILD ABUSE COUNCILS
Provides interface of membership of 12 community child abuse councils involving hundreds of organizations and professionals with ICAN. Councils are interdisciplinary with open membership and organized geographically, culturally, and ethnically. Coordinates public awareness campaigns, provides networking and training for professionals, identifies public policy issues and opportunities for public/private, community based projects.
(Meets monthly, 3rd Monday of the month)
The ICAN Data and Sharing committee is comprised of representatives from the various State, County, City and non-profit agencies ICAN networks with for the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect. This multi-disciplinary and inter-agency community network serving the needs of abused and at-risk children provides valuable information and data to ICAN regarding many child abuse related issues. The committee meets and produces an annual report on the State of Child Abuse in Los Angeles County reporting each agency’s data thus giving visibility to data about child abuse and neglect in Los Angeles County.
FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S INDEX (FCI)
This committee addresses the development and implementation of an interagency database to allow agencies access to information to determine if other agencies had relevant previous contact with a child or family. This, in order to form multidisciplinary personnel teams to assure service needs are met or to intervene before a child is seriously or fatally injured.
(Meets every 3rd Thursday, MacLaren Children’s Center, 2:00 p.m.)
PREGNANT AND PARENTING ADOLESCENTS TASKFORCE
This task force focuses on review of ICAN agencies’ policies, guidelines and protocols that relate to pregnant and parenting adolescents and the development of strategies that provide for more effective prevention and intervention programs with this high-risk population. Includes focus on child abuse issues related to pregnant teens, prevention of teen pregnancies, placement options for teen mothers and babies, data collection, legal issues and public policy development.
(Meets every last Wed. of the month, 12 p.m.)