Office of the Attorney General
Kentucky's Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board Marks 25th Anniversary

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, October 21, 2009  
Contact Information:  Shelley Catharine Johnson
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659 (office)
 


Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is pleased to announce that the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention (CSAEP) Board will host its 1st Annual Halloween Ball to mark the board's 25th anniversary. The CSAEP Board oversees the Child Victims' Trust Fund (CVTF), a non-profit program that provides local communities with funding for child sexual abuse prevention programs and reimbursement for the portion of child sexual abuse medical exam expenses not covered by Medicaid or private insurance.

The Halloween Ball, benefitting the Child Victims' Trust Fund, is Saturday, October 24, from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. at Riverbend Winery, 120 South 10th St., Louisville, KY. Tickets are $40 per person, or $75 per couple, and may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 502-696-5312 or email cvtf@ag.ky.gov.

"For the past 25 years, the CSAEP Board has worked to reduce child sexual abuse and its devastating consequences by encouraging education, awareness and prevention programs across the Commonwealth," said General Conway, who chairs the CSAEP Board. "I hope you will join me in continuing to support the wonderful work of this organization so we can better protect Kentucky kids from the horrific crime of child sexual abuse."

The CSAEP Board was created by statute in 1984 as a mechanism for combating child sexual abuse. Revenue for the Child Victims' Trust Fund comes from proceeds of the "I Care About Kids" special license plate, the Kentucky Income Tax donation check box and private donations. The administrative staffing costs of the CSAEP Board and CVTF are absorbed by the Office of the Attorney General.

For fiscal year 2010, the CSAEP Board awarded $169,883 to regional and statewide child sexual abuse prevention programs, as well as children's advocacy centers across Kentucky, to defray the costs of child sexual abuse medical exams not covered by insurance or Medicaid.

For more information on the CSAEP Board and Child Victims' Trust Fund, visit http://ag.ky.gov/cvtf