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The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF) was created in 1984 to prevent child abuse and neglect by investing in strong communities, healthy families, and safe children. As Ohio’s sole public funding source dedicated to child abuse and neglect prevention, the OCTF funds regional prevention councils throughout the state, which in turn fund community-based primary and secondary prevention strategies at the local level.

The mission of the Great Lakes Ohio Regional Prevention Council is to prevent child abuse and neglect by leveraging expertise and resources at a regional level to support evidence-based primary and secondary prevention programs that address identified community needs and demonstrate effectiveness in strengthening families, reducing risk, and decreasing rates of abuse and neglect. The Great Lakes Region comprises Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake Counties. The region has a population of 1.7 million and is home to 14% of Ohio’s children.

For more information, please visit the Great Lakes Regional Prevention Council Page.