Community Partnerships for Protecting Children

What We Do

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) is not a program, but rather an initiative to engage community members and agencies to bolster supports for vulnerable families and their children. Each family is unique, but all parents and caregivers need support sometimes. We can all help by ensuring children have positive experiences. and families have the resources they need, when they need them. 

The four strategies to reduce child abuse and neglect are:

  • Individualized Course of Action
  • Neighborhood & Community Networking
  • Policy & Practice Change
  • Shared Decision Making

The Linn County CPPC committee has approximately 150 members and meets monthly via Zoom. The CPPC committee meetings are open to the public and you are invited to join our initiative. Each month, an educational presentation on support services for families and other timely parenting topics are provided. 

Linn County CPPC developed a three-year strategic plan in FY22 that includes three strategic planning teams:

  • Team 1 is working on establishing and implementing equitable and inclusive plans that empower all families.
  • Team 2 is working on engaging the community in our mission through marketing and outreach.
  • Team 3 is working on cultivating resources that develop, enhance, and sustain capacity.


CPPC grew out of the children's program at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. In 1995 and 1996 the Foundation awarded planning grants to four national sites, one of which was Cedar Rapids, Iowa.