One life story can change your life. One story can make you stand up for change. One story led to starting California Protective Parents Association (CPPA).
Josie Cohen is the mother who tried to protect her son from being molested by his father in the 1990’s. Even though there were 63 mandated reports with Children Protective Services (CPS) and 7 or 8 substantiated instances of abuse, the DA chose not to prosecute. Jack was forced to live with his father from ages 8 to 18 after his mother died from breast cancer and his maternal grandmother repeatedly allowed Jack’s abuser to have unsupervised time with his victim.
California Protective Parents Association (CPPA) was formed in October 1999 by Connie Valentine and Karen Anderson to ensure there would be an end to abuse in our family courts and children could be safe at home.