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ERIC Number: ED298390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Trust Funds: Creative Financing for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.
National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
This document presents descriptions of how state child abuse and neglect prevention projects are working to prevent child maltreatment through the use of Children's Trust Funds. Three common elements of Children's Trust funds are explained: (1) financing is through a distinct state fund and those funds are collected through surcharges on state licenses and services; (2) administration is established in a manner that separates Children's Trust Fund projects from other child protection projects and services; and (3) operation of the fund and the monies to be dispersed are earmarked solely for prevention rather than for treatment activities. It is noted that at least 30 and as many as 36 states had established Children's Trust Funds as of January 1986. The various means of financing prevention activities are discussed and appended worksheets are provided which give more detailed information concerning the child maltreatment prevention financing systems of selected states. The major part of the document contains state profiles of the 30 states with Children's Trust Funds and of additional states which offer services similar to those offered by such funds. Information in the profiles includes the name of the trust fund, the funding source, amount generated, dates enacted and effective, citation, administrative agency and location, an overview of operations, a description of advisory board composition and role, and projects funded or proposed. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.