Deanne Tilton-Durfee

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Deanne Tilton-Durfee is President of the California Consortium of Child Abuse Councils (CCCAC), a Statewide network of child abuse organizations including public and privately based inter-disciplinary councils, agencies, and individuals. The Consortium provides broad-based networking, training and technical assistance to programs and agencies providing child abuse prevention and treatment in both urban and rural communities. The Consortium has also sponsored major legislation in the area of child abuse prevention, providing over 15 million in direct funding to community programs Statewide. The California Consortium of Child Abuse Councils is the State Chapter of the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse.

Ms.Tilton-Durfee is Administrative Director of the Los Angeles County Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN). ICAN is one of the largest child abuse councils in the Country, including the heads of 18 major City, County, and State departments, professional experts in every human services field, and nine community child abuse councils in Los Angeles County. In 1979, Ms. Tilton-Durfee organized a private sector partnership between ICAN and ICAN Associates, a private non-profit charity comprised of influential corporate and media representatives. This partnership has attracted National attention for its cooperative efforts and for the development of the ICAN Neighborhood Family Center Project. This project includes the development and networking of comprehensive multi-service community-based child abuse programs.

Ms.Tilton-Durfee is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse (NCPCA). She also serves as a Commissioner on the California Attorney General's Commission on the Enforcement of Child Abuse Laws. In July, 1985 she was appointed by the California Governor to the Child Abuse Prevention Committee of the State Social Services Advisory Board. Ms. Tilton-Durfee has been in the field of children's services since 1964, beginning as a Los Angeles County Social Worker. She was the County liaison between the Department of Public Social Services and the Juvenile Court when child abuse cases were initially transferred from the Probation Department to DPSS. She also served as a Supervising Children's Services Worker and later as Deputy Regional Services Administrator before being selected to administer ICAN. Ms. Tilton-Durfee has been awarded commendations for her work by the National Association of Counties, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the ICAN Associates, the Los Angeles Latino Community, the Children's Legislative Organization United by Trauma (CLOUT) and numerous other public and private organizations concerned with the welfare of children and families. She is married to Child Psychiatrist, Michael J. Durfee, M.D.