LCTF is a statewide organization that partners with organizations across Louisiana to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Trust Fund accepts grant applications annually and selects projects to support in each region of Louisiana within the funding priorities set in the state plan.
The funding priorities are set every five years and encompass regional and statewide goals within five key areas:
- Education and Support for Parents
- Self-help Groups and Neighborhood Support Programs
- Prevention and Life Skills Training Programs for Children and Youth
- Coordination and Continued Education of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
- Public Awareness and Education of the Problem
Please explore the website! You will find resources, campaign information, our state plan, a calendar of events and more! You may search our directory of grantees by name or region.
The 2013 Judge Richard Ware Award was presented at the Annual LCTF Meeting on November 4, 2013 in Port Allen. The award recipient this year is Mark Harris, the Director of the Court Improvement Program for the Louisiana Supreme Court. We are proud to recognize Mark for his dedication and commitment to Louisiana's children and for going above and beyond to protect them. Congratulations Mark!
The Press Release can be viewed or downloaded here.
Registration is NOW OPEN!
We are delighted to be working with the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect to help with their conference planning. LCTF is helping with the Louisiana Host Committee and is recruiting volunteers! Do you want to help with the event? There are many different tasks that you can do! Click here to find out more.
Informative and provocative plenaries are one excellent reason to attend the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect April 30 – May 2 in New Orleans. The opening session features distinguished child maltreatment researcher Deb Daro and advocate Tom Birch, present at the birth of CAPTA, addressing the significance, history and potential future of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, adopted 40 years ago. Find out more and register at here.
We do encourage you to reach out to friends and relatives who are in the New Orleans area as the hotel rooms during the conference will be at a premium - it is during Jazz Fest time. Make reservations now if you choose to stay onsite. There is a room block and discount code on the NCCAN website. There is not a fee to attend the event!
You can also follow the NCCAN on Facebook!
The Louisiana Children's Trust Fund sponsored its annual Day at the Capitol on May 2, 2013. Many of the LCTF grantees were on hand for the day to greet visitors and legislators and help them learn more about the programs that are funded across the state to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
View a video from the Day at the Capitol
from the Home Town News. Have you met Hayward yet? He's a Courtroom Dog !
This was also the unveiling day for the newest LCTF Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Campaign: Look BEFORE You Lock!
Learn more about this new program and gain access materials that you can use to help others keep children safe.
for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
- Official State Plan Cover
- Board List
- Letter from Malcolm Myer, Board Chair
- Richard Ware Award recipients
- Table of Contents
- LCTF history
- National child abuse and neglect timeline
- Funding charts and graphs
- Timeline of Louisiana's child abuse and neglect prevention efforts
- Definitions of child abuse and neglect
- Risk and Protective Factors
- Protective Factors Survey
- Louisiana Snapshot - data and charts
- Louisiana Regions Map
- Summary of finding by Region and Statewide
- Funding Priorities
- Vision 2020 Statement
- Funding Basics
- Louisiana Children's Trust Fund Act
- Resource Directory
- Research Report: Contemporary Perspectives on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
- Related Websites
- Sources for Statistical Information in the State Plan
- LCTF License Plate flyer