California Law Enforcement Assistance Program
We're here for you today, tomorrow and everyday.
At California Law Enforcement Assistance Program (CALEAP), we provide peer-driven assistance with the aid of licensed clinicians to help current, previous and retired First Responders and their spouses and significant others who have been involved in critical incidents.
Through your generous donations and partnerships with other nonprofits and state, county and city law enforcement agencies we are able to provide Post Critical Incident Seminars and peer support to current, former and retired First Responders.
Additionally, we provide Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) peer training to our peer team members to utilize during Post Critical Incident Seminars and with their co-workers at their home agencies further strengthening the law enforcement community.
Finally, our Blue Line Vets program provides peer support and social engagement for medically and service retired First Responders.
What We Do
Give hope, teach, support and heal.
California Law Enforcement Assistance Program is working hard along with our first responder peers and licensed clinicians to help First Responders. Our work is dedicated to giving hope and healing as we strive to inspire and improve the lives of those First Responders who have been exposed to critical incidents. Get in touch to learn how you can make a difference at CALEAP.
How We Help
Building a healthier First Responder Community
California Law Enforcement Assistance Program works tirelessly to provide quality, long-term solutions for a number of pressing issues affecting the First Responder Community. Our most significant causes are those that are often unable to be prioritized in the most trying of times. We work in cooperation with the community, other nonprofits, law enforcement agencies and licensed clinicians to fill these essential rolls. We would love for you to become part of that effort today.
Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS)
Give Hope, Teach, Support and Heal
PCISs are conducted as funding allows and will be expanded throughout the state to be more convenient for officers to attend. The need is great for this trauma retreat in California. PCIS is a multicomponent seminar that includes peer guided small group sessions, psychoeducation lectures and one-on-one time with a licensed clinician utilizing EMDR. PCIS has been used successfully since 1983 and is an effective tool today.
Critical Incident Stress Management Training
Peer Support Training
To ensure that all of our First Responder and spouse peer volunteers are prepared to be the best peer support members possible, we provide no cost CISM training to all peers who have not already received the training. This knowledge is not only used while on the PCIS peer team, it is taken back to their agencies and continues to strengthen the fabric of the First Responder Community.
Every sunset is a sunrise!
Leaving one's chosen profession involuntarily or voluntarily is a very stressful time. One can forget that every sunset is a sunrise. We are here to help you greet the new morning on the rest of your life. Many feel abandoned by their blue family, but we have not forgotten you. Blue Line Vets provides peer support and social opportunities for officers who were forced to retire due to a line of duty injury, left the profession or are collecting their service retirement. We may leave the profession, but we take our traumas with us.
“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.”