Family & Children's Trust Fund (FACT)
The Family and Children’s Trust Committee (FACT), was established in 1982 by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to make funding recommendations on the allocation of a variety of funds for prevention and intervention services to reduce child abuse and neglect, provide supportive services to families and children, and promote a more coordinated, seamless system of services for families. Funding for FACT supported projects derived from federal and state program legislation, and donations to the County’s Family and Children’s Trust Fund.
Every two years, the members of the FACT Committee establish a series of county priorities for the use of these funds through review of existing data and reports and by holding Public Hearings in various areas of the county. The Committee then develops a competitive bidding process to select non-profit, community-based agencies that can best provide the services determined to be most important.
Program recommendations are made to the Board of Supervisors which makes the final funding decisions. The Committee continues to evaluate these funded programs to ensure continued provision of quality service and achievement of stated goals.
Programs currently being supported include countywide parenting classes, therapeutic day care for emotionally disturbed children, treatment for families, young children and teens with both substance abuse and child abuse issues, services for homeless families, and projects to support children whose mothers have been victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The FACT Committee has up to fifteen members who are appointed by the Board and include citizens with expertise in children’s issues, education, law, non-profit agency management, public health, and program research/evaluation. In addition, the Director of the Child Abuse Prevention Council sits as ex-officio member of the Committee and participates in all matters except actually voting on funding recommendations.
For more information about the Family and Children’s Trust Committee, or to make donations to the tax-exempt Trust Fund, contact the FACT staff at (925) 313-1696.
Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 9:30am at 40 Douglas Drive in Martinez, CA 94553.
There are currently two FACT Committee openings; one at-large seat and a District IV designated seat available for County Supervisor, Karen Mitchoff. If interested community members should send inquiries to Natasha Paddock. If you're interested in serving in the future, please submit an application and resume to either:
|Clerk of the Board
651 Pine Street
Martinez, CA 94556
Staff to FACT
40 Douglas Drive
Martinez, CA 94553
EHSD Children & Family Services
(925) 602- 6936
Agendas and Minutes
2013-2014 FACT Meeting Schedule
|February- Data Project Meeting