Rogue Valley Child Abuse Prevention (formerly CAN)

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Family Fun Night


Healthy Safe Families

The community came together to take a stand for healthy safe families in 2009 in a group convened by United Way of Jackson County. They called it CAN, believing that Jackson County CAN prevent child abuse and neglect. Annually from 2009 through 2013, CAN provided a voice for the often invisible survivors. It happened at Vogel Plaza, where prominent citizens read stories written by people with first hand experience with child abuse and neglect.

Five years later, renamed RV CAP, a community wide Family Fun Night has taken it’s place. It is our sincerest hope that the information and resources at this event build meaningful connections with the children and families. Information protects our children and prevents child abuse before it begins. Full of food and fun, nonprofit service providers engage, inform and enroll families in services where there is need.

The fourth annual Family Fun Night is happened on April 20, 2017 at Alba Park in downtown Medford.

Children’s Advocate of the Year awards

The first ever Children’s Advocate of the Year awards were given to champions for children in our community, Mary-Curtis Gramley – Family Nurturing Center, Detective Stephanie Smith – Medford Police Department, and Paula Crebbin – District Attorney’s Office. Family Strong!, a healthy and happy family activity and information packet is created and distributed to the community through the networks of participating CAP agencies. CAP Stand for Children, Family Fun night grew to an estimated 150 people and families sharing free fun, snacks and information provided by more than 15 agencies.

The fourth annual Family Fun Night is happened on April 20, 2017 at Alba Park in downtown Medford.


CAPs Principles


The best place for children to grow up is in a safe family.
It is the responsibility of the entire community to keep our children safe.
It is never too early or too late to help a child, teen or young adult be safe from
neglect, physical, mental or emotional abuse.

As a Network RV CAP

Works to break down walls between various groups and organizations,
Has conversations that include diverse points of view without judgement,
Speaks hard truths in CAP,
Keeps our commitments and do what we say we will do,
Takes time to understand each others systems,
Respects and supports one another,
Challenges current paradigms,
Uses the power in the room to create and support real change.


Annual events each April to raise awareness for child abuse prevention,
Family Fun packets for parents and kids,
Training and summits on child abuse prevention,
Monthly meetings on first Thursdays at 3 pm,
Don’t Turn Away media campaign – KOBI-TV NBC5, Mail Tribune, CAPTA
and the Ford Family Foundation


RVCAP Members

Children’s Advocacy Center

City of Ashland Police Department

City of Medford Police Department

Family Nurturing Center

Jackson County CASA

Jackson County District Attorney

Jackson County Health and Human Services

Jackson County SART


Oregon DHS

Redemption Ridge

Southern Oregon Child and Family Council, Head Start

Southern Oregon Early Learning

Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries

United Way of Jackson County

Join RVCAP to Help Build Healthy Safe Families

If you are interested in joining Rogue Valley Child Abuse Prevention to help in the work of building healthy safe families, please email