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.
Congratulations to Rhenda Hodnett, DCFS Director of Child Welfare and Louisiana Children's Trust Fund Board Member. Rhenda was selected as the Louisiana recipient of the 2014 award. All recipients were honored at the Opening Plenary at the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Orleans in April. She is pictured with Mark Greenburg, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families and JooYeun Chang, Associate Commissioner, Children's Bureau.
The Louisiana Children's Trust Fund held its Annual Day at the Capitol on May 21, 2014. Over 20 of the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund grantees set up displays and others brought information to share 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. To access a copy of the event speech, click here.
View a video from the 2013 Day at the Capitol from the Home Town News. Have you met Hayward yet? He's a Courtroom Dog !
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.?
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.
Thank you to all the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund grantees and friends who volunteered at the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) in New Orleans during the week of April 28th to May 2nd. They had over 1900 attendees at the conference and volunteers were a much needed asset to this event. Volunteers helped with session monitoring, greeting and directing attendees, worked at the Louisiana Host Table, registration and other areas! From our viewpoint, it was a great success. Many new connections were made by the attendees and many volunteers were also able to participate in some of the 140 educational sessions that were offered.
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