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)

Children’s Trust Funds Work to Strengthen Families

State children’s trust and prevention funds work year round to support and strengthen families. During the pandemic, the state CTFs promoted protective factors and other programs to help families survive and even thrive. 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.

Alaska Partners on PSAs

Alaska Partners on PSAs

This pandemic is having a big impact on Alaska's children. Families are facing unprecedented stress levels, and with no school, child care or after school programs and sports, some of Alaska's most reliable reporters of child abuse are no longer in contact with...

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Wisconsin’s Period of PURPLE Crying Program

Wisconsin’s Period of PURPLE Crying Program

As many families deal with the new challenges related to COVID-19, infants are now being born into a uniquely challenging environment. The Wisconsin Child Abuse and Prevention Board is committed to reducing the incidence of Abusive Head Trauma by raising awareness...

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CTFs Provide Concrete Support During COVID-19

CTFs Provide Concrete Support During COVID-19

State Children’s Trust Funds (CTFs) and their partners across the country are helping families weather this storm together. The challenges are daunting, and families that never thought they would need assistance are asking for help, often from community-based services...

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Georgia Offers Parenting During Coronavirus Tool

Georgia Offers Parenting During Coronavirus Tool

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) has created a tool with helpful information and resources for families and caregivers. Called "Successful Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic," the document promotes Strengthening Families Georgia and...

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Member Map

Member Directory



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


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


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


Leslie Sebren, 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


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


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


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


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


Natalie Towns, MSW, Section Director
The Prevention and Community Support Section
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
2 Peachtree St, Suite 26-423
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 657-2335


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


Roger Sherman, Executive Director
Idaho Children’s Trust Fund
The Alexander House
304 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2015
Boise, ID 83701-2015
Phone: (208) 386-9317
Fax: (208) 386-9955



Doug Weinberg, Board Member
(317) 292-3509
Rick Hug, Board Member
(219) 241-3108
Indiana Kids First Trust Fund
302 West Washington Street, Suite E306
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Abby Patterson
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
501 SW 7th Street, Suite G1
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 244-2200, Ext. 4


Melissa Rooker, 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


Heather Wagers
Office of the Attorney General
1024 Capitol Center Drive, Suite 200
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 696-5320


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


Heidi Aakjer, MPA
Assistant Director and Prevention Coordinator
Maine Children’s Trust
56 Leighton Rd.
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 623-5120


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


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


Suzanne Greenberg, Executive Director
Michigan Children’s Trust Fund
235 S. Grand Ave., Suite 1411
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 241-0042
Fax: (517) 241-7038


Megan Waltz
Supervisor, Prevention Unit
Child Safety and Permanency
Minnesota Department of Human Services
444 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul, MN 55155
O: 651-431-2743
C: 612-619-9695


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


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


Melissa Lavinder, 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


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


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


Cliff Simmonds, Executive Director
New Hampshire Children’s Trust
10 Ferry St, Suite 307
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 415-0322
Fax: (603) 223-9847



Daniel Yale, Executive Coordinator,
New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
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


Colleen Lambert, LMSW, JD
Contract Specialist
Prevention Unit
1120 Paseo de Peralta
PO Drawer 5160, Room 258
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Phone: (505)-490-2407
Fax: (505) 827-8480


Bernard Pratt
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


Deborah Day, Community Based Programs Administrator
North Carolina Division of Social Services
2410 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2410
Phone: (919) 527-6436
Fax: (919) 334-1147


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


LIndsay Williams, Executive 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


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


Jenifer Wagley, M Ed
Executive Director
Our Children Oregon
Phone: 503 893 4596


Andrew Dietz, Family Support Program Manager
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
333 Market Street, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
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


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


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


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



Marie Keopf, Program Coordinator
Statewide Subsidy Oversight & State Lead for
CBCAP & Family Preservation
UBS Tower, 9th Floor
315 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 306-4552
Fax: (615) 253-0069


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


Trisha Reynolds, DCFS Prevention Program Administrator
Child Abuse Prevention
Division of Child and Family Services
195 N 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: (801) 425-4628
Fax: (801) 538-3993


Amanda Ahmadi
Development Director
Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation
95 St. Paul Street, Suite 330
Burlington, VT 05401


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


Judy King
Director, Family Support Programs
Department of Children, Youth, and Families
P.O. Box 40970
Olympia WA 98504-0970
Phone: (360) 464-0272


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


Rebecca Murray
Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board
110 E. Main Street, Suite 810
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-3737


Sara Serelson, M.S.
Executive Director
Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund
PO Box 1384
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Phone: (307) 631-5309


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