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State Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds

Working together to prevent child abuse and neglect

The Alliance is the national membership organization for state children’s trust and prevention funds. Together we have created a strong national network that works to strengthen families, promote child well-being, build healthy communities and effective systems to prevent child abuse and neglect. 

Together we deliver results

State children’s trust and prevention funds:

  • Provide positive changes in systems, policies and practices in their states to promote well-being for children, families and communities.
  • Hold vital and unique roles in their states as funders, collaborators, catalysts, implementers, overseers and evaluators of the largest collective body of child abuse prevention work in the country.
  • Invest $200 million each year in community-based and statewide prevention and family strengthening strategies and programs.

The Alliance:

  • Provides foundational support to a dynamic national network of children’s trust and prevention funds.
  • Creates trainings, tools, peer-networking opportunities and other resources for state children’s trust and prevention funds to use.
  • Leverages state children’s trust and prevention funds local contributions to create a national knowledge base of workable prevention programs.

From the Field (CTF Blog)

Proven prevention programs

State children’s trust and prevention funds promote primary prevention which contributes to the goal of promoting strong families and communities. To learn more about state and local programs that are being supported by the state CTFs and the Alliance, please read these stories from the field.

Children’s Trust Funds Support Fatherhood Initiatives

At our 2017 annual meeting in Little Rock, many of our members shared their desire to work more closely with fathers. This article highlights three states - Alabama, Minnesota and Texas – where there are active and successful fatherhood programs. If you would like to...

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Perinatal Mental Health Initiative in WA State

Strengthening Families Washington (SFWA), a team within the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) in collaboration with Perinatal Support Washington (PS-WA), a state-wide non-profit dedicated to lifting the veil on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders...

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Member Map

Member Directory

 

ALABAMA

Sallye R. Longshore, Director
Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
The Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama
P.O. Box 4251
Montgomery, AL 36103
Phone: (334) 262-2951
Fax: (334) 265-1026
 

ALASKA

Trevor Storrs, President & CEO
Alaska Children’s Trust
3201 C Street, Ste 110
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 248-7676
Fax: (907) 248-7668
 

ARIZONA

Susan Smith
Office of Prevention and Family Support
Department of Child Safety
3003 N. Central Avenue
S/C CH010-22B
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 255-2548
 

ARKANSAS

Sherri Jo McLemore, Program Manager
Arkansas Children’s Trust Fund
Division of Children & Family Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot S561
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Phone: (501) 682-6248
 

CALIFORNIA

Angela Ponivas
California Department of Social Services
Office of Child Abuse Prevention
744 P Street MS 11-82
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-6960
Fax: (916) 651-6328
 

COLORADO

Kendra Dunn, Director
Colorado Children’s Trust Fund
Child Maltreatment Prevention Director
Office of Early Childhood
1575 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-5769
 

CONNECTICUT

Aileen McKenna Ph.D., I.M.H.
Office of Early Childhood
Home Visiting and Birth to Three
450 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (860) 500-4402
Fax: (860) 326-0559
 
Additional Contacts:
Sondra Crute, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (860) 500-4434
 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Samuel Tramel, Executive Director
D.C. Children’s Trust Fund
1112 11th St. NW, Suite B
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 299-0900, ext. 24
Fax: (202) 299-0901
 

GEORGIA

Deborah C. Chosewood, MS, Director (Interim)
Office of Prevention and Family Support
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
2 Peachtree St, Suite 26-423
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 656-9255
 

HAWAII

Catherine Sorensen, Dr. P.H.
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Family Strengthening and Violence Prevention Unit
Maternal and Child Health Branch
Hawaii State Department of Health
741-A Sunset Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 733-9021
Fax: (808) 733-9078
 

IDAHO

Roger Sherman, Executive Director
Idaho Children’s Trust Fund
The Borah Building
304 N. 8th, Room 440
Boise, ID 83702
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2015
Boise, ID 83701-2015
Phone: (208) 386-9317
Fax: (208) 386-9955
 

INDIANA

Scott Piller
Prevention Services Consultant
Indiana Department of Child Services
302 W Washington St, Ste E306, MS 47
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-0465
Fax: (317) 232-4436
 

IOWA

Liz Cox
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
2704 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Lisa Bender
LMSW, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program Manager
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Adult, Children and Family Services
Hoover State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
1305 E Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
Phone: (515) 281-8787
 

KANSAS

Janice Suzanne Smith, Executive Director
Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson St, Room 152
Topeka, KS 66612-1221
Phone: (785) 368-7044
 

KENTUCKY

Lana Grandon, Assistant Attorney General
Kentucky Child Victims’ Trust Fund
Office of the Attorney General
Office of Victim’s Advocacy
1024 Capitol Center Drive, Suite 200
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 696-5312
Fax: (502) 573-1009
 

LOUISIANA

Katina Semien
Executive Director
Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund
P.O. Box 3318
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: (225) 219-9866
 

MAINE

Kate Perkins, Director
Maine Children’s Trust, Inc.
268 Whitten Road, Suite B
Hallowell, ME 04347
Phone: (207) 441-2835
Fax: (207) 213-6301
 

MARYLAND

Maryland Commission on Infant Mortality
Prevention & The Children’s Trust Fund
301 W. Preston St., 15th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
 

MASSACHUSETTS

Suzin Bartley, Executive Director
The Children’s Trust
55 Court St., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 727-8957
Fax: (617) 727-8997
 

MICHIGAN

Michael Foley, Executive Director
Michigan Children’s Trust Fund
235 S. Grand Ave., Suite 1411
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-4320
Fax: (517) 241-7038
 

MINNESOTA

Joanne Mooney, Coordinator
MN Children’s Trust Fund
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 64962
St. Paul, MN 55164-0962
444 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 431-3879
Fax: (651) 431-7483
 

MISSISSIPPI

Charlotte Burrell
Division Director II, Prevention Unit
Children’s Trust Fund of Mississippi
750 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39202
Mailing Address:
PO Box 346
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 359-4151
Fax: (601) 359-4340
 

MISSOURI

Emily van Schenkhof, Executive Director
Missouri Children’s Trust Fund
Harry S. Truman State Office Building, Room 860
301 West High Street; P.O. Box 1641
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1641
Phone: (573) 751-9309 (Direct)
Phone: (573) 751-5147 (Trust Fund Office)
Fax: (573) 751-0254
 

MONTANA

Melissa Lavinder, Interim Director
Montana Children’s Trust Fund
Department of Health and Human Services
2401 Colonial Dr.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3002
Fax: (406) 444-1970

NEBRASKA

Mary Jo Pankoke, President
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 476.8251
Fax: (402) 476.9486
 

NEVADA

Elena Espinoza
Social Services Program Specialist III
Nevada Children’s Trust Fund
850 Adobe Road
Fallon, NV 89406
Phone: (702) 486-4631
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Keryn Bernard-Kriegl, MS
Executive Director
New Hampshire Children’s Trust Fund
10 Ferry St., Suite 315
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 224-1279
Fax: (603) 223-9847
 

NEW JERSEY

Ilene Palena, MSW, LSW
Implementation & Quality Review Coordinator
NJ- Department of Children & Families
Division of Family & Community Partnerships
50 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Phone: (609) 888-7346
Fax: (609) 292-1306
 

NEW MEXICO

Emily Martin, Community Services Bureau Chief
Children, Youth and Families Department
Protective Services
1120 Paseo de Peralta – Rm 225
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Phone: (505) 695-4393
 

NEW YORK

Bernadette Johnson
Children and Family Trust Fund and Public-Private Partnership
Bureau of Program and Community Development
Division of Child Welfare and Community Services
NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Room 335, North Building
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: (518) 391-4565
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Kristin O’Connor, Program Administrator
Community Based Programs
North Carolina Division of Social Services
2410 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2410
Phone: (919) 334-1148
Fax: (919) 334-1147
 

NORTH DAKOTA

Marlys Baker, Executive Director
North Dakota Children’s Trust Fund
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismark, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-1853
Fax: (701) 328-3538
 

OHIO

Carla K. Carpenter, Deputy Director
Office of Families and Children
Location Address:
4200 East 5th Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
 
Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
PO Box 183204
Columbus, OH 43218-3204
Phone: (614) 752-0656
Fax: (614) 752-5229
 

OKLAHOMA

Annette Wisk Jacobi, JD, Chief
Family Support & Prevention Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 Northeast Tenth Street, 7th Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone: (405) 271-7611
Fax: (405) 271-1011
 

OREGON

Pamela Heisler
Director, Programs and Partnerships
Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon
1785 NE Sandy Boulevard, Suite 270
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 222-7102
Fax: (503) 222-6975
 

PENNSYLVANIA

Andrew Dietz, Family Support Program Manager
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
333 Market Street, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
anddietz@pa.gov
Phone: (717) 772-2098
 
Additional Contact:
Rijelle Kraft
Family Support Technical Assistance Coordinator
Center for Schools and Communities
275 Grandview Ave. Suite 200
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: (717) 763-1661
rkraft@csc.csiu.org
 

RHODE ISLAND

Lee Baker, Director
Rhode Island Family & Children’s Trust Fund
101 Friendship St.
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 528-3770
Fax: (401) 528-3870
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Sue Williams, CEO
Children’s Trust Fund of SC
1330 Lady Street, Suite 310
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 744-4023
Fax: (803) 744-4020
 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sherrie Fines-Tracy
South Dakota Child Protection Services & Trust Fund
700 Governor’s Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3227
Fax: (605) 773-6834
 

TENNESSEE

Brian Stephens, Program Coordinator
Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
Office of Network Development
Cordell Hull Building, 8th floor
436 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 253-1114
Fax: (615) 253-0069
 

TEXAS

Sasha Rasco
Director of Prevention and Early Intervention
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Department Mail Code E-541,
701 West 51st Street
P. O. Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone: (512) 438-2615
Fax: (512) 339-5894
 

UTAH

Cassie Selim, DCFS Prevention Program Administrator
Child Abuse Prevention
Division of Child and Family Services
195 N 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: (801) 703-6727
Fax: (801) 538-3993
 

VERMONT

Fagan Hart / Linda Allen
Co-Executive Directors
Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation
95 St. Paul Street, Suite 330
Burlington, VT 05401
 

VIRGINIA

Nicole Poulin, Executive Director
Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia
Virginia Department
of Social Services
801 East Main Street, 15th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 726-7604
 

WASHINGTON

Judy King
Strengthening Families Washington
1110 Jefferson St. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 725-2841
 

WEST VIRGINIA

Jim McKay, Development Coordinator
West Virginia Children’s Trust Fund
P.O. Box 3192
Charleston, WV 25332
Phone: (304) 617-0099
 

WISCONSIN

Michelle Jensen Goodwin, Executive Director
Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect
Prevention Board
110 E. Main Street, Suite 810
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-3737
 

WYOMING

Jennifer Davis, Children’s Trust Fund Consultant
Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund
PO Box 1384
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Phone: (307) 631-5695
 

PUERTO RICO

José R. Otero-Freiría, Executive Director
Puerto Rico Child Abuse Prevention Fund
P.O. Box 15091
San Juan, PR 00902
Phone: (787) 722-2525 x-2036/2037
Fax: (787) 723-7388