The mission of ACES is to empower children and to ensure their safety from physical abuse, sexual abuse and unsafe environments through research, education, and advocating for legislation, regulation and policies to improve child safety.
How We Work
Advocates for Child Empowerment & Safety (ACES) is dedicated to raising the voices of children to empower them and ensure their safety from physical abuse, sexual abuse and unsafe environments. We use advocacy, organizing and research to help educate people and urge our elected leaders to take action on policies that will keep kids safe. We believe that if we educate, engage and mobilize people who care about child safety, we can make our state and our country a safer place for children – a place that empowers kids and allows them to thrive.
If you share that vision, please sign up for our email updates, engage yourself in our network of advocates, tell your friends, and help create safer environments for children in California and beyond.
Stephen Burdo, President
Marivic Mabanag, Secretary
Tony Tanke L.L.M., Treasurer
Kathleen Russell, Director
Connie Valentine, Director
Justice for Children
Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence
California Protective Parents Association
Center for Judicial Excellence
Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project (DV LEAP)
Stop Abuse Campaign
Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids (TAALK)
Battered Mothers Custody Conference
Child Abuse Solutions
Distinction in Family Courts
Incest Survivors Speakers Bureau
Courageous Kids Network
Mothers of Lost Children