The mission of the Ohio Children's Trust Fund (OCTF) is to take a leadership role and be a catalyst in preventing child abuse and neglect in Ohio. As Ohio's sole, dedicated public funding source for child abuse and neglect prevention, OCTF is in the forefront of prevention activities throughout the state. From establishing guidelines for program development - to accessing up-to-date prevention curricula - to producing educational and public awareness materials - to impacting related social policy initiatives, OCTF provides expertise and resources for legislators, the media, state agencies, and the public.
The OCTF was created in Ohio law in 1984. OCTF funds primary and secondary prevention strategies that are conducted at the local level, as well as activities and projects of a statewide significance designed to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The county FCFCs serve as the OCTF local advisory boards and receive funding for primary and secondary prevention strategies.
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