Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Greg Stumbo Announces Abuse Prevention Grant Awards In Conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Month
Attorney General Greg Stumbo announces that the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention (CSAEP) Board, for which he serves as Chair, is awarding its annual child sexual abuse prevention grants to several non-profit agencies across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
“This is a very fitting time to make this announcement, because April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month,” said Attorney General Stumbo. “What better way to help our children than by providing public education targeting the prevention of this terrible crime.”
The CSAEP Board administers the Child Victims’ Trust Fund, which subsidizes three separate child sexual abuse prevention programs. One is an annual grant that funds child sexual abuse prevention education programs in local schools and communities throughout Kentucky; the second provides financial assistance for child sexual abuse medical examinations; and the third supports the creation and implementation of statewide child sexual abuse prevention education programs.
Recipients of the Child Victims’ Trust Fund 2007 Prevention Program Education Grants:
- Family Advocacy Center, Madisonville
- Women’s Crisis Center, Covington
Recipients of the Child Victims’ Trust Fund 2007 Child Sexual Abuse Medical Examination Reimbursement Program Awards:
- Advocacy and Support Center, Elizabethtown
- Big Sandy Area Child Advocacy Center (Judi’s Place for Kids), Pikeville
- Buffalo Trace Children’s Advocacy Center, Maysville
- Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass, Lexington
- Family & Children First Child Advocacy Center, Louisville
- Gateway Children’s Advocacy Center, Morehead
- Hope’s Place, Ashland
- Kentucky River Children’s Advocacy Center (The Care Cottage), Hazard
- Northern KY Children’s Advocacy Center, Bellevue
The Child Victims’ Trust Fund has provided funding for child sexual abuse prevention programs since 1985. From June 2005 - July 2006, grantees of the 2006 Child Victims’ Trust Fund Prevention Program Grant provided child sexual abuse prevention education to approximately 45,000 children and disseminated educational materials at community meetings and events to countless adults all over Kentucky.
In 2003, the Child Victims’ Trust Fund also funded a statewide collaborative program called “Promise Not to Tell,” which broadcasted a 3-part video presentation and provided information binders for each of Kentucky’s public school educators, as well as an informational poster about the series for all public schools, on the nature of child sexual abuse, how to identify indicators, how to handle disclosures, legal reporting responsibilities and how an investigation proceeds through the system. In January 2005, the “Promise Not to Tell” program received a National Educational Telecommunications Award (NETA) for instructional media. Portions of these materials continue to be used by teachers and other public school employees through an on-line professional development course sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education titled, “Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse: Awareness and Intervention.”
Finally, in 2006 alone, the Child Victims’ Trust Fund provided reimbursements on over 1,760 child sexual abuse medical exams for children throughout Kentucky.
For more information on the Child Victims’ Trust Fund and how you can contribute – either through purchase of an “I Care About Kids” license plate, the state tax refund check-off, or private tax-deductible donation – please contact the Child Victims’ Trust Fund, Office of the Attorney General by calling 1-800-372-2551 or email CVTF@ag.ky.gov.