CALICO achieves justice and healing for abused children in Alameda County (California). CALICO, the Child Abuse Listening, Interviewing and Coordination Center, serves as a multi—disciplinary hub of police officers, child welfare workers, and prosecutors that respond collaboratively to child abuse allegations, hear children’s testimonies, and link children and families with vital therapeutic, medical and legal support services.
We partner with child welfare, the district attorney's office and every police department in the county, along with several other organizations. Our goal is to ensure that the children and families are well cared for in investigations into abuse allegations and beyond. In doing so, we make sure kids who have been hurt are not re-victimized, we get the highest quality information to hold offenders accountable and know what steps need to be taken to keep child safe and help the child and family be placed on the road to healing. We see around 700 children a year, ages 2-17, in cases involving sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, drug endangerment, sexual exploitation and witnesses to violence.
CALICO is a nonprofit and is always working to grow its base of supporters through special events and community outreach. Learn more at http://www.calicocenter.org.
We would like to have a t-shirts to give to volunteers, partners who work with us and to offer our community supporters. Our volunteers, supporters and partners are both men and women. Most are professionals in the business or legal worlds, but they also include members of law enforcement and child welfare, stay at home parents, small business owners, and the like. Almost all of our supporters live in the Bay Area.
We hope other community members who see our supporters wearing our t-shirts will be inspired or intrigued to learn more about CALICO and join our cause. We also hope our supporters feel proud wearing them out.
-Front design only - no back needed.
-The t-shirts will be white or light colored.
-Our logo is attached and should be included somewhere on the shirt.
-Our name, CALICO, should also be included in the design.
-At your discretion, you may include the phrase "CALICO achieves justice and healing for abused children."
-Themes to our work include justice, healing, community, compassion, collaboration, and children & families.
-Please stay away from depressing, violent or sensationalistic designs. We want something more uplifting and inspiring instead.
-Please feel free to be unique and creative. We want the t-shirt to be appealing to many people but still be stylish and cool.