The 1980's

1980-1981       Child Abuse Prevention

1980-1983       Natural History Lecture Series and Traveling Exhibit – The lecture series and exhibit were held at the Gallery at the Orange County Marine Institute.

1980-1985       Red Cross, “Disaster Preparedness

1981                Orangewood, “Challenge Grant” – The JLOCC offered net profits from The Christmas Company (1980), which totaled $117,000, as a challenge grant to replace the overcrowded Albert Sitton Home for abused children. The community responded, and in 1986, Orangewood opened. Today, the JLOCC continues to be involved with projects at Orangewood.

1981-1982       Consultant Corps for COPES

1981-1982       Albert Sitton Home (ASH) Speakers’ Bureau - This program educated the community about the needs and status of Orange County dependent children.

1982-1983       Domestic Violence: Education for Prevention – This project was conducted at the Family Day Care  Conference.

1982-1986       Child Molestation Prevention

 1983-1987      Adult Day Care Center, “Senior Services” - In conjunction with the Saddleback Valley YMCA, the JLOCC provided an organized day of program of social services for the elderly with physical and/or mental impairments.

1983-1984        Provisional Project - Decorated the Children’s interview room at the Orange County Courthouse for Victim Witness Program.

1983-1985        Project “Teacher Recognition” – This project teamed up with the Public Education Awareness Task Force.

1983-1987        SEAL (Safe, Educated, Aware, Loved) - This JLOCC project was an educational program about child molestation prevention developed for and presented to children in grades K through six in the Newport Mesa Unified School District.

1983-1985        Adopt-A- School. Exploratory Learning Center.

1983-1989        Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Established in 1983 as a project of the JLOCC, CASA’s mission is to provide quality advocacy for children through a unique, one-on-one relationship between a trained and supervised court-appointed volunteers and an abused, abandoned or neglected child.  CASA is dedicated to giving a voice, hope and a future to the community’s most disadvantaged children: the abused, abandoned and neglected children living in Orange County’s foster care system.  Through the JLOCC, specially selected and trained volunteers were appointed by the Juvenile Court of Orange County to monitor cases and speak on behalf of abused, abandoned and neglected children who were dependents of the court.  

1984-1985        ELC Restoration

1984-1986        Anger Control

1985-1986        Restoration Project

1985-1988        The Irvine Chemical People - Collaborative effort with the Irvine Police Department, the City of Irvine, and the Irvine Unified School District.   Provided community training and assistance in a program of substance abuse prevention and intervention in grades K through 12 in the Irvine School District.

1985-1989        Discovery Museum of Orange County, “Library” & “History Comes to Life” - Refurbished the Kellogg House located in Santa Ana to be consistent with features and décor for the turn of the century. In the History Comes to Life program (1986-1988), a personal view of the rich cultural heritage of early Orange County was provided to children in workshops featuring reenactment of prominent local historical figures.

1986                Adolescent Pregnancy Child Watch (APCW)

1986-1988       Pediatric Enrichment Program (PEP) - Provided an enrichment program in the arts to help normalize the hospital environment for children and adolescent patients. JLOCC volunteers developed special events, art carts, and an artistic resource directory.

1987-1989       Human Options - Implemented a career development program for shelter residents and developed a booklet that provided shelter residents with information about community resources available to them. A file for potential donors was developed to help meet the shelter’s operating needs.

1987-1989       Done In a Day – “Food Drive for the Homeless” HELP

1988-1989       Done In A Day – “Necessities for the Needy”

1988-1996       Good Beginnings Conference - An annual conference organized and sponsored by the JLOCC and attended each year by over 500 pregnant and parenting teens with workshops including child care, substance abuse, healthy relationships and making good choices.

1989-Present  Impact Orange County (Impact OC) – “Done in a Day” projects rebranded its efforts to “Impact Orange County”.  Through this program, the JLOCC responds to immediate needs in the community by researching and implementing “done-in-a-day” projects and events within the JLOCC focus areas.

1989-1993     “Not Guilty” with STOP-GAP - JLOCC volunteers researched, developed, and produced a dramatic presentation on the effects of alcoholism on children and their families to minimize the effects of alcoholism on children of alcoholics.

1989-1993     TECH-TASK (Team of Advocates for Special Kids) Experience Center - Linked disabled children, their families and teachers with computer technology. This technology offered the children the ability to learn, work, and communicate.