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:
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 Louisiana Children's Trust Fund held its Annual Day at the Capitol on May 21, 2015. Over 25 of Louisiana Children's Trust Fund's grantees and community friends set up displays and brought information to share. We went to help let the legislators and the public know more about programs that are in our state to help protect children. Malcolm Myer, LCTF Board Chair, greeted the attending grantees and guests on the Capitol steps and thanked the organizations for their dedication and commitment to the safety and protection of our greatest resource, our children. Sherry Guarisco, Louisiana Partnership for Children & Families, gave an update on the Platform for Children document that is in progress.
To view a video of our 2015 Day at the Capitol, click here.
The 2014 Judge Richard Ware Award was presented to Richard Ducote, JD. An attorney with a long-standing history of advocating for children and families, he was selected by the review committee to be our next recipient of this award. The Judge Richard Ware award was started to honor those going above and beyond for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Congratulations to Richard Ducote!
Judy Levy Harrison has been the director of the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund for almost 30 years. Due to health reasons, Judy she stepped into a new role at the end of March. She is now officially retired! She has been the guiding force for child abuse and neglect prevention across the state and her leadership will be missed. Please join us in wishing her continued good recovery and improving health as she works through these challenges. We know she will be the winner! Thank you Judy for all you have done on behalf of children!
Each year in April, time is spent acknowledging the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. To help you plan for National Child Abuse Prevention Month, you can access:
Bookmark the 2015 National Child Abuse Prevention Month website for additional resources.
Last year at the LCTF Day at the Capitol was the unveiling day for the LCTF Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Campaign: Look BEFORE You Lock! Learn more about this program and gain access materials that you can use to help others keep children safe.
Take pictures and send them to us showing how you use the materials to keep children safe. Did you have an exhibit at a community fair, hand them out at the market, etc.?
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