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Office of Trafficking and Abuse
Prevention and Prosecution
Our mission at the Child Victims’ Trust Fund (CVTF) is to provide funding to help reduce the incidence and impact of child abuse in Kentucky. The need is real. Kentucky children are at risk. Prevention is key. We promote, support, and fund effective programs to improve the safety of our children.
There are many great organizations in Kentucky dedicated to preventing child abuse. Since 1984, The CVTF has been working with those organizations to help fund their efforts. We assist with educational and promotional programs to inform people about the issue of child abuse, warning signs, laws, and available resources. The CANP (Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention) Board oversees the distribution of funds granted to community organizations to ensure the money is being well-spent.
The CVTF prevention activities and child advocacy programs are funded through private donations, proceeds from the purchase of “I Care About Kids” license plates and donations made through the state income tax refund check-off program.
UNDERSTANDING THE TYPES OF ABUSE CAN HELP YOU SPOT AND REPORT IT WHEN IT HAPPENS.
Your voice and actions matter.
You are not being a nosy neighbor. You are not overreacting. Your action may save a child’s life. Any adult who suspects that a child is being abused is required by law to report the abuse.
Consider these facts:
Statistics show that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. What’s worse, only a third of these crimes are ever reported.
Look for the Signs
There are often certain recognizable physical and behavioral signals of child abuse or neglect:
Sourced from: Stop It Now!
The Kentucky Child Victims’ Trust Fund (CVTF) provides funding for child abuse prevention programs. The CVTF awards grant funding to regional and statewide prevention programs that utilize innovative strategies to provide children with personal safety skills, teach adults how to keep children safe from child abuse and exploitation and inform the public about mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse. The CVTF also provides partial reimbursement for child sexual abuse medical exams at children’s advocacy centers across the state.
Office of the Attorney General
700 Capital Avenue, Suite 118
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Main Line: (502) 696-5300
The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (CANP) Board, a 170(c)(1) non-profit organization, oversees the CVTF.