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.

Stand with the Mama Bears

Stand with the Mama Bears

On February 2, 2022 a group of West Virginian Moms shared their stories in front of 500+ teddy bears at the US Capitol. Calling themselves the West Virginia Mama Bears, they reminded the nation that the elimination of the enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC) had and...

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Georgia Reads

Georgia Reads

The Georgia Essentials for Childhood Initiative has been encouraging parents, caregivers, professionals, all those who work with or around young people, and all those who may have experienced their own trauma to read "What Happened to You?," co-authored by Oprah...

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Member Map

 

ALABAMA

Sallye R. Longshore, Director
Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
The Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama
P60 Commerce Street/Suite 1000
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 262-2951
Fax: (334) 265-1026
 

ALASKA

Trevor Storrs, President & CEO
Alaska Children’s Trust
6591 A Street, Ste 110
Anchorage, AK 99518
Phone: (907) 248-7370
Fax: (907) 248-7668
 

ARIZONA

Tenè Marion, Prevention Administrator
Arizona Department of Child Safety
3003 N. Central Ave. C010-23
Phoenix, AZ
Phone: (602) 255-2548
 

ARKANSAS

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
leslie.sebren@dhs.arkansas.gov
 

CALIFORNIA

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

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

Dr. Kinaya Sokoya, Executive Director
D.C. Children’s Trust Fund
1112 11th St. NW, Suite B
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (443) 852-5767
Fax: (202) 299-0901
ksokoya@gmail.com
 

GEORGIA

Deborah C. Chosewood, Deputy 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) 985-1193
deborah.chosewood@dhs.ga.gov
 

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 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
Roger.Sherman@ctf.idaho.gov
idahochildrenstrustfund.org

 

INDIANA

Indiana Kids First Trust Fund
302 West Washington Street, Suite E306
Indianapolis, IN 46204
 

Doug Weinberg, Board Member
(317) 292-3509
dougweinberg@att.net
Rick Hug, Board Member
(219) 241-3108
hugr@iun.edu

IOWA

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

KANSAS

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
 

KENTUCKY

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

LOUISIANA

Katina Semien, Executive Director
Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund
1051 N. 3rd Street, #1-136
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 342-2245
 

MAINE

Pam LaHaye, Executive Director
Maine Children’s Trust
56 Leighton Road
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 623-5120
paml@mechildrenstrust.org
www.mechildrenstrust.org
 

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

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

MINNESOTA

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
Megan.H.Waltz@state.mn.us
mn.gov/dhs

MISSISSIPPI

Tracy Mims, Chair
State of Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund
P O Box 72
Sumner, MS 38957
Mailing Address:
PO Box 346
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (662) 902-7061

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

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

Nevada Children’s Trust Fund
850 Adobe Road
Fallon, NV 89406
Phone: (702) 486-4631
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE

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
csimmonds@nhchildrenstrust.org
www.nhchildrenstrust.org

 

NEW JERSEY

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
 

NEW MEXICO

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
Colleen.Lambert@state.nm.us
www.cyfd.org/childrens-trust-fund
 

NEW YORK

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
 

NORTH CAROLINA

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
deborah.day@dhhs.nc.gov
 

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

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
 

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

Jenifer Wagley, M Ed
Executive Director
Our Children Oregon
Phone: (503) 893-4596
jenifer@ourchildrenoregon.org
www.ourchildrenoregon.org
 

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

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 of South Carolina
1330 Lady Street, Suite 310
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 744-4023
Fax: (803) 744-4020
 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Ash (Ashley) Schlichenmayer-Okroi
Family First and Special Projects
Program Specialist
Division of Child Protection Services
Department of Social Services
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Cell 605-295-7199
Office 605-773-3227
ashley.schlichenmayerokroi@state.sd.us
www.state.sd.us

Eric Grover, CSW
Program Specialist
Department of Social Services
510 North Cambell Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-2525 ext. 2000251

eric.glover@state.sd.us

 

TENNESSEE

Petrina Jones Jesz, Program Manager
Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
UBS Tower, 9th Floor
315 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 878-0398
 

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

Trisha Reynolds, LCSW Prevention Services 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
 

VERMONT

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

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

Jenni Olmstead, Prevention Partnerships Specialist
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families
P.O. Box 40970
Olympia WA 98504-0970
Phone: (360) 464-0272
jenni.olmstead@dcyf.wa.gov
www.dcyf.wa.gov
 

WEST VIRGINIA

Jim McKay, Director
West Virginia Children’s Trust Fund
c/o Team for WV Children, P.O. Box 1653
Huntington, WV 25717
Phone: (304) 617-0099
 

WISCONSIN

Rebecca Murray, Executive Director
Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board
125 S. Webster St. P42
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-3678
rebeccak.murray@wisconsin.gov
 

WYOMING

Sara Serelson, M.S., Executive Director
Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund
Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming
2300 Capitol Avenue, Suite B, 5th Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Phone: (307) 777-5452
sara.serelson@wyo.gov
 

PUERTO RICO

José V. Pagán Beauchamp
Interim Executive Director
Children’s Trust Fund
Tel. (787) 722-2525 x-15442
Fax (787) 728-0975